For Immediate Press Release:
Film Festival to Screen World Premiere of LNG Documentary Film
film, The Risks and Danger of LNG,
highlighting the hazards of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), is an
Official Selection of the Malibu Film Festival and will have its World
Premiere screening on September 18, 2004, in Malibu.
Film producers Tim Riley
and Hayden Riley, consumer protection advocates from Oxnard Shores,
California, say coastal communities throughout America are being targeted
by the energy industry for building dozens of large, vulnerable and
dangerous LNG facilities. They made the film to alert the public to the
imminent perils of LNG by demonstrating its vulnerability to accidental
disaster, terrorism, and how massive its destruction can be to our coastal
“We are pleased that our
film has been recognized and is an official selection of the Malibu Film
Festival,” said co-producer Tim Riley, adding “It is very fitting that our
film would find its world premiere in Malibu, because that coastal haven
is currently being threatened by two LNG facility proposals.”
The filmmakers say the energy industry
uses its tremendous economic resources to promote its LNG agenda through
endless press releases, newswires, and commercials which routinely
minimize LNG’s hazards.
“We felt we had to make
the film to offset the energy industry’s relentless spin and to vividly
demonstrate to the public the actual perils of LNG by exposing its true
volatility and danger to our American communities. This is the film that
LNG proponents don’t want you to see,” says Tim Riley,
who also co-wrote the film.
The film provides a historical perspective
of the first LNG disaster which incinerated one square mile of Cleveland,
Ohio, killing 128 in 1944.
It also covers the explosive Algerian
LNG disaster of January 2004, which blew out windows and caused fires
adding to the LNG death toll and causing approximately $1 billion
of property damage.
“Currently, there are
no offshore LNG importation facilities anywhere on Earth. But if energy
companies have their way, there will be two untried and untested
facilities right off our precious California coastline impacting Santa
Monica, Malibu, Oxnard, Ventura, Montecito and Santa Barbara, turning
those beautiful coastal communities into LNG guinea-pigs,” co-producer
Hayden Riley said.
film highlights the City of Oxnard’s Environmental Impact Report from 1977
when an LNG facility tried locating in that coastal city. The report
determined 70,000 casualties could result from an offshore LNG tanker
accident, but none of the risk assessments even considered acts of
sabotage or terrorism.
“We are now at war with
terrorism, so the likelihood of an LNG disaster would be even greater
today,” says Oxnard Mayor Manual Lopez appearing in the documentary.
The Rileys appeared as
LNG experts before the Malibu City Council in May of this year at the
request of City Councilmember Pamela Conley-Ulich. Their support of her
resolution opposing both offshore LNG proposals helped pass it
According to documentary co-writer Hayden
Riley, “Not only will LNG endanger our residential communities, it will
industrialize our pristine coastlines and beaches while making America
more vulnerable to terrorist sabotage and more dependent on imported
foreign fossil fuel."
The film has a dedicated
where you can preview a short trailer and acquire a DVD or VHS copy of the
Press Release by Producers of the
film The Risks and Danger of LNG, Tim Riley and Hayden Riley
Contact Tim Riley at 805-984-2350