El Gasoducto o Via Verde
ADMINISTRACION ANIBAL ACEVEDO VILA.Se requieren nuevos gasoductos de gas natural para completar el plan de diversificacion de
combustible; 2da prioridad: una tuberia de gas para las plantas del Norte. GASODUCTO DEL NORTE-Alternativa Ruta 1: Distancia estimada de 80 millas;seccion entre Ponce y Arecibo discurrira paralela a la Carretera PR 10, excepto una seccion entre Adjuntas y Utuado; Municipios impactados: 14
Source: Puerto Rico Infrastructure Forum 2007.
NR – Lo que no entiendo a los Izquierdistas Eco-Ambienta-listas enfermos utópicos es que usan automóviles con una bomba en el tanque es UN MILLÓN de veces mas peligroso que el gasoducto.
La promoción no me ha gustado porque en parte ha tratado de no enfrentarse a la realidad.
Cuando al Portavoz de Sea World le preguntaron si iba a pedir excusas al morir una entrenadora atacada por una ballena, dijo que no, “todos sabíamos era peligroso”. La vida es peligrosa, y si no quieren enfrentarse a la realidad que dejen de vivir. Es que atacan para desestabilizar a Puerto Rico y a los EU, lo penoso es que algunos penepés le sirven de tontos útiles.
The Vega Baja Municipal Assembly has approved a resolution supporting the Vía Verde (Green Way) project and the construction of a pipeline that will cross the island from south to north, Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority Executive Director Miguel Cordero reported Saturday.
Cordero has proclaimed in recent weeks that the Fortuño administration project will reduce oil dependency and lower fuel costs by up to 20 percent by using natural gas as a transition towards the development of renewable energy sources.
“’We are pleased by the support received from various organizations towards the Via Verde project,” he said. “We understand that the message is clear and that is a step in the right direction towards fuel diversification and to strengthening the economy of Puerto Rico without affecting the environment.”
The Vega Baja resolution expresses the support of the Municipal Legislature, “to Gov. Fortuño’s proposal and PREPA in the creation of the Via Verde project, which will result in a better quality of life for all Puerto Ricans and at the same time contribute to a planned and orderly transition in the development of renewable energy projects in Puerto Rico.”
So far, Cordero has collected similar resolutions from Barceloneta, Bayamón, Guaynabo, and Arecibo.
The PREPA official explained that they are expecting the first phase of Via Verde to be ready in December, when units 5 and 6 of the South Coast Central start using natural gas to produce energy, resulting in savings of $113 million per year for all customers of PREPA.
Cordero insisted that when the project is completed in December 2011, the people of Puerto Rico will save more than $1 billion on their electricity bills.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Pierluisi Advocates for Vía Verde Project in Letter to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
San Juan, Puerto Rico-The Resident Commissioner, Pedro Pierluisi, has urged the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to continue to process the permit application for the Vía Verde Project in accordance with all applicable procedures and requirements, given the Project’s potential to reduce the cost of electricity in Puerto Rico and to strengthen the Island’s economy.
In a letter to the Corps’ Deputy Commanding General, Major General William T. Grisoli, the Resident Commissioner refuted the argument that the Vía Verde Project has not been the subject of sufficient environmental study or public scrutiny.
In the letter, Pierluisi observed that the Puerto Rico Electric and Power Authority (PREPA) has proposed to build the Vía Verde Project, a pipeline that is designed to transport natural gas from the EcoEléctrica liquefied natural gas terminal on Puerto Rico’s southwest coast to three PREPA power plants located on the Island’s north coast.
“PREPA currently generates the vast majority of its electric power using liquid petroleum fuels. The cost of electricity in Puerto Rico—and therefore Puerto Rico’s economy—is dramatically affected by increases in fuel oil costs, as is presently occurring. The Project will allow units at the three PREPA power plants to be converted to dual fuel, so they can use natural gas, fuel oil, or a mixture of both,” explained Pierluisi.
The conversion of these units, the Resident Commissioner noted, will improve the operational flexibility of PREPA’s system, and allow PREPA to generate electricity at the lowest possible cost.
“This Project is an important step in PREPA’s plans to generate electricity in an efficient and environmentally-sound manner,” Pierluisi emphasized.
From the perspective of the Resident Commissioner, it is very important that natural gas is cleaner than oil or coal, and that its use will significantly reduce the carbon emissions that are adversely affecting our environment.
In his letter, Pierluisi rejected the notion that the environmental review process for the Vía Verde Project has been circumvented or compromised as a result of the “Declaration of Energy Emergency” issued by Governor Luis G. Fortuño on July 19, 2010. He noted that, although the relevant executive order provided for an expedited review process for the development of energy projects in Puerto Rico, this expedited process was used in connection with the Vía Verde Project only with respect to the evaluation terms that were provided to Puerto Rico agencies.
Pierluisi noted that PREPA has been working cooperatively with the Corps of Engineers and other Federal agencies—including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Federal Highway Administration, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Marine Fisheries Service—to provide additional information on the Project, to minimize or eliminate adverse environmental impacts, and to ensure that the Project complies with all applicable environmental and resource protection criteria.
“I understand that, once this supplemental information is reviewed by the Corps, the Corps will evaluate the permit application for the Project in coordination with the applicable Federal resource agencies, and only then will the Corps make a final determination on the permit, in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Water Act and NEPA,” wrote the Resident Commissioner.
A copy of the letter was sent to Representative John R. Mica (R-FL), Chairman of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and Representative Nick Rahall (D-WV), the senior Democrat on the Committee.
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