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Denenberg Denounces Proposed “LNG” Port


Denenberg joins South Shore groups to call for longer public comment period; the proposed offshore facility poses an economic, security and environmental risk, while providing no benefits whatsoeverto NY taxpayers or business

(JONES BEACH, NY) – Nassau County Legislator Dave Denenberg, along with Clean Ocean Action from New Jersey and South Shore LI groups, are announcing their opposition to a proposed offshore liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility – which could negatively affect thousands and threaten south shore communities, residents and visitors – on Monday, July 1, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Jones Beach.

Legislator Denenberg and Clean Ocean Action are calling on the Maritime Authority to extend the public comment period to 120 days and requesting more hearings be held. Currently, only two hearings have been scheduled (on Tuesday, July 9, in Long Beach, NY and on Wednesday, July 10, in Edison, NJ) and a mere four hours (two per hearing) have been allotted for public comment.

The proposed LNG facility, ‘Port Ambrose,’ would be located in coastal waters just south of Jones Beach and create air and water pollution and destroy important fisheries and habitats. Additionally, it could pose a major security threat to a densely populated area.

Compelling evidence shows the port may also be used to export domestic shale gas abroad, as opposed to acting as an import terminal for LNG, as originally proposed.

WHEN: Monday, July 1, 2013 at 11 a.m.

WHERE: Jones Beach

Central Mall (Parking Field 4)

1 Ocean Parkway

Wantagh, NY 11793