John Kerry Says He's Open to New LNG Facility
In an interview with the Patriot Ledger, Sen. John Kerry said he is open to a LNG terminal on Outer Brewster Island (read it here). Kerry said one of the reasons the project should be considered is because it would elminate some of the safety concerns that are currently an issue in Boston Harbor.
Of course, those issues are the tankers full of dangerous LNG floating just yards away from our homes. As the Ledger notes, the island is 10 miles from Boston, and even two miles away from Hull, far away from endangering any population areas.
Kerry is the latest in a line of public officials at every level to suggest LNG tankers need to get out of Boston Harbor. He joins a list that includes Congressman Stephen Lynch, House Speaker Sal DiMasi and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino who in the last month or so have been critical of LNG ships in the harbor.
We hope these officials can work together and use their considerable influence to help get these boats out of the harbor and away from out homes.