Federal regulators just approved a very controversial LNG export terminal. It would be the closest to the Appalachian-based Marcellus Shale, the largest natural gas producing region in the United States.
The cause is still uncertain, but fire officials said that it began with an explosion in a building, and then a natural gas pipeline ruptured, which sent shrapnel into a “huge” storage tank, leading to a risk of explosion.
LNG facilities like the ones being built in Australia will soon be cropping up along the North American coastline. As citizens — coastal, inland, wherever — are we ready for this next explosive energy-related boom?