2015-08-21 / Community

Still No Veto For LNG

On Aug. 16, Rockaway residents, business owners, and elected officials gathered in Rockaway to draw a figurative line in the sand from their community to Long Beach, Long Island, where last week residents also voiced their opposition to the Port Ambrose Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Project at a parallel Line in the Sand event.

These communities, from the Rockaways, to New York City, to the end of Long Island are drawing a line in the sand telling Governor Andrew Cuomo they want him to veto the plan

This LNG project is proposed for construction in waters just outside New York Harbor. Proposed by Liberty

Natural Gas, the Port Ambrose plan would place an offshore liquefied natural gas port 19 miles off the coast of Long Beach, N.Y.

Critics claim the port would pose a significant explosion and pollution threat to Queens, Brooklyn, and Long Island coastal communities; would impede the prospect of offshore wind energy development in the same location; would increase global warming; and would cause constant disruption of the ocean floor.

Cuomo has the ability to veto the proposal outright at the end of the administrative review process, anticipated to be near the end of the summer.

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