CAPE GAZETTE:  Protesters Rally Against New LNG Export Terminals in P.A., N.J.

Chris Flood

July 25, 2022

Event held at Rehoboth Beach Bandstand because it’s near Biden’s North Shores home

Food and Water Watch’s Noa Gordon-Guterman calls on President Joe Biden to end all new liquified natural gas export terminals during a protest held July 23 at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand. CHRIS FLOOD PHOTOS

Climate advocates gathered July 23 at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand to protest two proposed liquified natural gas export facilities on the Delaware River – the Gibbstown LNG Terminal in Greenwich Township, N.J., and the Penn America LNG facility in Chester, Pa.

Organized by Food and Water Watch, the event was the second time this summer environmental advocates have used the Bandstand due to its proximity to President Joe Biden’s North Shores home. The first protest, in late June, was organized by the Louisiana Bucket Brigade, which launched its Defend Louisiana campaign to end liquified gas export terminals in the Gulf Coast of Louisiana.

In addition to the gas export facilities, the advocates – about 50 – called on Biden to declare a climate emergency and to reject all new fossil fuel projects.

Additional groups that participated in the recent protest included Extinction Rebellion Delaware, Occupy Biden, Louisiana Bucket Brigade, Center for Environmental Transformation, Delaware Riverkeeper Network, National Institute for Healthy Human Spaces Inc., and Beyond Extreme Energy.

Staying true to their word, at the conclusion of the Bandstand protest, the activists walked approximately two miles to Biden’s home in North Shores with their signs and large sturgeon. Biden wasn’t there, though, as he was in Washington, D.C., after testing positive for COVID July 21.

In addition to speakers, there were a number of people with signs calling for climate change action.
A relevant sign as the current heat wave continues to stretch out.
Food and Water Watch organized a July 23 protest at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand.
Before walking to President Joe Biden’s beach home, there was an artistic theater performance by the protesters dressed as the animals that could be harmed by new LNG terminals. There’s a spotted newt, red knot, blue heron and horseshoe crab.
Will James of Chester, Pa., spoke about how gas and oil industry projects often hurt the poorest communities.
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