Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2007 | This is in response the Sempra Energy column by Jessie Knight, Jr.

How can you state (with a straight face, I presume) that you and Sempra’s 5,600 employees are dedicated to preserving the environment’s natural beauty, yet promote your liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects?! Mr. Knight, I would assume that in your position as executive vice president, you are familiar with all of the steps involved in building an LNG. Why don’t you explain, truthfully, to the public exactly what those steps are and then tell us that Sempra is concerned about preserving the environment? You can’t do it, because it won’t work.

I couldn’t agree more with Serge Dedina’s criticisms of Sempra Energy’s plans to destroy our remaining wilderness areas for bigger profits. If Dedina’s statements were not true, instead of using antiquated and environmentally destructive methods to produce energy — and exploiting and endangering the health of communities who have little or no voice —you could invest your profit margins to become innovative and cutting-edge and create environmentally friendly sources of energy that not only protect and preserve the environment and surrounding communities, but perhaps even reverse the destruction that has already been wreaked on the planet.

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