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Gov. Cuomo nixes Port Ambrose natural gas terminal

For Immediate Release

November, 12, 2015

Contact: Cliff Weathers, Communications Director
[email protected], 914-478-4501, ext. 239

Ossining, N.Y. – Riverkeeper applauds Governor Cuomo’s decision to veto a proposed terminal for liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports located just off the New York and New Jersey coastline.

“Thank you, Governor, for making the right decision in vetoing Port Ambrose, not only for our environment but also, significantly, for New York State’s energy future,” said Sean Dixon, RIverkeeper Staff Attorney. “Saying ‘No’ to Port Ambrose means saying yes to our fisheries, offshore wind power, shipping, and vital protection for the ocean. Riverkeeper applauds the Governor, as well as all of the citizens, elected officials, businesses, fishermen, and industries who worked long and hard to protect our coastal economies and environment from this ill-advised project.”

Liberty Natural Gas, LLC submitted an application to the Maritime Administration, part of the Department of Transportation, for permission to operate an offshore liquefied natural gas deepwater port facility approximately 17 miles southeast of Jones Beach, N.Y., and 24 miles east of Long Branch, N.J. Federal law, the Deepwater Port Act, provides governors of adjacent coastal states (here, New York and New Jersey) authority to disapprove federal port licenses.


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