Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Video: Leo gives in to LNG

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Leo "LNG truout the country; we have 96 truout the country. We have 43 in New England."

Me This is an example that clearly indicates his incredible misunderstanding of the issue/buying into Hess-LNG spin. The Weaver's Cove proposal is for an LNG terminal. There are not 96 in the U.S., there are eight. But he does say he isn't good with uhritmuhtic.

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great video once again Shamrock ...
Leo must have some balls to come up with that statement ...

shamrock said...

I have to thank my videographer for the awesome video! Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Leo is short-sighted and clearly does not understand the LNG issue. Obviously he has never been to Everett, MA and seen what LNG has done to that community. He has never read the scientific reports that detail the risk to public safety. And for him to say that the money spend on the LNG attorneys was wasted is irresponsible. And does he not understand that the tax revenue given by Weaver's Cove will be negated by the tax revenue loss by home owners and business leaving Fall River. He clearly does not represent the interest of Fall River residents on this matter.

shamrock said...

Yes. He just admitted all of those statements on the radio! He didn't read Dr. Fay's report http://www.nolng.org/Dr.Fay-report.pdf, he didn't look into everett, etc.

He is haphazardly suggesting this and is proving himself to be dangerous to have on the council. And what is his obsession with building in the bioreserve?

Anonymous said...

Come on now, which business are going to leave the City??? I am tired of the empty threats by the businesses in the city. I remember when the President of Lightolier claimed that if a strip club was placed in the Industrial Park, they would stop from expanding and growing. Well no strip club has been placed in the Industrial Park, but he still has reduced the work force.

Bring Hess LNG and the tax money into the city!!!

shamrock said...

I am not a business, I am a citizen and I refuse to accept this terminal. There are other solutions to our budget woes that do not involve explosives.

Anonymous said...

Why the sudden change of heart?

Find jobs elsewhere- get on Froed/RDA they are known as
Jobs for Fall River, Inc. get on their ass.

This guy grasso is just a lobbyist who goes around trying to convince
( $$$$) politicians that lng is good.

Anyone know if he has met with the mayor?

johnybfallriver said...

I have said it before and I will say it again, if they want it there, they will put it there they are looking at a bigger picture and Fall River not liking it is a drop in the bucket, I have been to many meetings and was in the energy business purchasing Electric Energy Securities and they always showed a LNG on there maps in Fall River, I would say I live there is no LNG there, and they would say there will be. They are allowing this so everyone feels like they have a voice, but if there plan has it there in 2012 then that is when it will be there.

Anonymous said...

Leo was classic this morning with Ric. Ric was soft on him but let Leo's inability to convey any real facts about LNG hang himself.
Leo calimed there was an lNG facility in Easton, Ric asked where? no asnwer
Ric asked Leo how big the tank was goign to be in Fall River, LEO did not have the asnwer. At one point, he admitted he got his facts from Hess and that he needed to check on whether they were accurate saying he wanted to know. Thesea re the times you want a livestream at wsar that includes video. Ric couldn't stop laughing at numerous points of the interview. If this wasn't so pathetically sad it would have been on comedy central... Best line i think I heard it right was Ric saying "What do you mean gas doesn't burn."

Anonymous said...

This LNG terminal is NOT good for Fall River in any capacity. Too few jobs for 73 acres (and skilled jobs that will not be given to Fall River residents)and too much risk for the poeple who will be living next to the largest land-based terminal in the country(let's not forget the devastation and loss of life caused by a natural gas explosion in Somerset this past month). Yes things are not well in Fall River but do not apply a quick fix to our ecomonic woes by mortgaging Fall River's future. Come on Leo... you and the City Council need to work harder to solve this problem.

Anonymous said...

Call me mean, but there's only one word for Leo -- STUPID!

What an embarrassment! And anyone who voted for him should be ashamed. Complete and utter failure does not deserve a public forum.

The rest of the city council isn't much better. I'd be willing to bet that at least half of them have IQs well below average.

Pat, Linda, Joe and Ray would be almost as embarrassing on video. Cathy Ann is not as bright and experienced as she claims, her sophomoric "term papers" are hardly riveting, and she's definitely ethically challenged, but at least you can understand why we were fooled into electing her.

I hope Miozza, Bennett, Canuel and Dias run again. And I hope Poulin gives it a try too.

Anonymous said...

An LNG explosion is about as likely as Mayor Bob smartening up and working with the people of the city and the unions of its workers.

I can produce just as many reports that say LNG is safe as someone else can dig up that it isn't.

Its like saying cell phones will cause brain cancer...

Anonymous said...

yeah just like the Titanic wasn't suppose to sink, the Hindenburg explode, or the Red Sox win the World Series before 2050... things happen. People "get" the likelihood of something happening is low but they also clearly understand the consequences would be servere.

Anonymous said...

drive by the train museum and see the chemicals parked nearby and the stuff being trucked out of tilitson across the city. Know how many times the fd has gone their for false alarms over the years?

W.J. Bloggah said...

Again, Fall River is completely missing the point. It's not about worrying if and when the site blows up and takes half the SouthCoast with it (which is a possibility, but not really a probability). Does anyone understand the magnitude of what the construction of this facility will require? We're talking nothing short of the complete upheaval and destruction of our precious Waterfront. Y'know the waterfront, that political hotbutton issue people like to throw around, the area of our city that's instrumental to economic revitalization, tourism, the Arts District, all that good stuff? Put in LNG and you can kiss ALL that goodbye. Just the dredging of the Taunton River alone will be an environmental catastrophe, to make the river deep enough for the tankers to pass through. Yes that's really how big these barges are, they wont even FIT unless we make room for them. And that's just the barges!

I really don't think people have any idea the true scope of this thing, they keep saying "We;ve already got a terminal on Bay St, what's the big deal?" What's on Bay St is NOT a terminal like they want to build, it's like comparing the corner 7-11 with one of those Giant Super Wal-Marts, similar in theory, but way different in scope.

Leo, under the guise of "Hey, you all asked for solutions to the budget cuts, here's mine", will now forever be known as a giant pussy who caved under the power of the almighty Buck. Hey, here;s a solution, let's legalize drugs and all of the taxpayers can moonlight selling Heroin, which we can then tax the sales of! Sure we'll make a ton of money for the city, but is that really the BEST way to go about it? Try working a little harder next time, Leo. Now we know where you get the "Bacon" to cook up with the eggs in your basement...

And here's another thought: the Karam's have had a stranglehold on a bunch of waterfront property for, like, EVER! Wouldn't this LNG terminal be a threat to their "investments". Hey guys, why don't you try giving back just a little to the rest of us and help us fight this thing. You guys like to bully people, right? I guess the only thing a bully is afraid of is a BIGGER bully....

Anonymous said...

I still want to know who Leo knows that wants to put high end homes near our drinking water shed area. Isn't it bad enough we have the landfill there!!! Is something wrong with him. These people must be giving him a lot of re election money

shamrock said...

John Hasenjaeger

Anonymous said...

WJ- they are going to let us fight it for them!

Anonymous said...

That video was awesome! Yo Adrian!! I'm building LNG!!! Tree tings: get a new suit jacket your arms are too short. B, I have the eye of the tiger, and 96, ay guy!