Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has vetoed a proposed natural gas transfer station off Jones Beach, killing a venture whose projected fuel cost savings had been drowned by fears of fracking, terrorism and environmental damage.
EATONTOWN, N.J. (AP) — Opponents of a proposed terminal for liquefied natural gas imports off the New Jersey and New York coasts blasted the plan Wednesday as a dirty, dangerous boondoggle, while supporters hailed it as a source of cheap energy that will lower home heating bills in winter.
As federal authorities restart their assessment process for the proposed Port Ambrose liquefied natural gas facility off the coast of Long Island, the U.S. Coast Guard has hit the plant’s developers with a new round of concerns.
More than 500 people showed up on a frigid night in Queens Wednesday for a public hearing on the Port Ambrose liquefied natural gas facility, and of the roughly 70 people who spoke, the vast majority demanded the project be scuttled.
The possibility of a proposed liquified natural gas (LNG) port off the coast here poses a quality of life threat, a coalition of environmental groups told concerned residents Thursday. “There’s still time to kill this and that’s what we’re hoping to do tonight, get everyone amp-ed up to go to the public hearing, make public comments and oppose Port Ambrose,” said Cassandra Ornell, staff scientist for Clean Ocean Action.
The U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Maritime Administration have issued a draft environmental impact statement for the proposed Port Ambrose liquefied natural gas facility, starting the regulatory clock on the fate of the controversial offshore facility. Over the next two months, the public will have the opportunity to comment on the project.
Sean Dixon of Clean Ocean Action, David Alecia of Sierra Club, and Al Appleton answer audience questions after presenting on the implications of the Port Ambrose LNG shipping terminal, the competing offshore wind farm proposal, and the imperative that we move away from fossil fuels to renewable energy.