About the Project The tank facility
In Fall River the "On Land" tank facility will be built in a densely populated area.
It is surrounded by residential neighborhoods, a school, at least 2 nursing homes, and family developments.
Click HERE to see a satellite image of this area.
This tank facility will consist of :
An LNG tank storing approximately 53 Million gallons of LNG.
Ships will be docked and unloading at this berth 24 hour a day.
There will be security zones surrounding the berth even if a ship is not present.
This berth will be surrounded by the towns of Somerset, Swansea, Warren, Bristol, Portsmouth, Tiverton and the City of Fall River.
In the event of a serious accident at this facility, there would likey be impacts in 7 communities.
There will be 140 ship transits through Narragansett Bay each year.
Each trip will be more than 20 miles within an inland waterway, and will have a moving Safety and Security Zone around the LNG ship.
The Coast Guard has said that the safety and security some will extend 2 miles ahead, 1 mile astern and 1000 yards on either side.
Recreational and Commercial Vessels will not be allowed in the safety and security zones unless they have obtained
permission from the US Coast Guard "Captain of the Port"
The Pell Bridge connecting Newport to Jamestown will be shut down as the vessel and the 3 mile security zone passes.
The Mount Hope Bridge connecting Portsmouth to Bristol will be shut down as the vessel and the 3 mile security zone passes.
Closing this bridges up to 140 times each year will cause traffic backups, delays, public safety expense, and dangers to emergency responders.
During the transit of the Mount Hope Bridge, the vessel will come within 5 feet of the bridge deck in the center of the bridge.
How can I help?
These two sites and the vessel transit will have an adverse impact on many communities.
As a result there are many residents of the following communities that have organized to
help stop this project in various ways. Our group meets once a month publicly and
participates in many other events.
Here are some of the ways that you can help :
Attend one of our meetings or a meeting of another group in your area.
Visit our Calender page for location and details.
Contact your US Senators, US Representatives, State and Local Politicians.
Please let them know that this is the wrong project for our area and that it must be stopped at all costs.
Tell your friends, family and neighbors about the reasons this project is so wrong for the area.
Participate in public forums against this project.
Boycott Hess and Hess Express Gas Stations
Attend one of our Fundraisers or Donate to our organization
Amerada Hess has joined Weaver's Cove in trying to bring LNG to a populated area. On June 26, a group of members from the Coalition demonstrated in front of a Hess gas station to send a message that we don't want LNG in the Fall River and
Public Officials Against Siting
LNG Facilities in Populated Areas
Senator Jack Reed
Senator John Kerry
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse
Congressman Barney Frank
Congressman Jim McGovern
Congressman Patrick Kennedy
Congressman James Langevin
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick
Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley
Massachusetts House of Representatives
Fall River Mayor Will Flanagan
Former Fall River Mayor Ed Lambert
Former Fall River Mayor Robert Correia
Fall River City Council
Freetown Board of Selectmen
Somerset Board of Selectmen
Swansea Board of Selectmen
Rhode Island Governor Donald Carcieri
Rhode Island Attorney General Martha Coakley
Bristol Town Council
Warren Town Council
Tiverton Town Council
Portsmouth Town Council
Jamestown Town Council
Middletown Town Council
Newport City Council
Warwick City Council
Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian