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N.Y., N.J. eco-groups fighting LNG export deep-water port

By Bob Downing Published: July 8, 2013

 

A press release from New York and New Jersey eco-groups:

 

Contacts:

 

Bruce Ferguson Catskills Citizens for Safe Enegy, (845) 468 7063, info@catskillcitizens.org

 

Lindsay McNamara Clean Ocean Action, 732-872-0111,Communications@cleanoceanaction.org

 

Eric Weltman, Food & Water Watch, 718-943-9085eweltman@fwwatch.org

 

Tina Posterli, Riverkeeper, 516-526-9371, tposterli@riverkeeper.org

 

John Weber, Surfrider Foundation, 732-567-1787, Jweber@surfrider.org

 
Long Beach, N.Y. - Environmental groups from NJ and NY including upstate NY, will show their strong and broad opposition to plans to build the “Port Ambrose” Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) deepwater port at a press conference at the Allegria Hotel (Third Floor Conference Room) 80 West Broadway, Long Beach, NY on July 9, 2013, 5:15 PM. The press conference will take place prior to the Public Scoping Hearing on the proposed project to build the port, which will take place in the 2ndFloor Ballroom from 6PM to 8PM.
 

WHO:Catskills Citizens for Safe Energy, Clean Ocean Action, Concerned Citizens of Montauk, Food and Water Watch, Riverkeeper, Surfrider Foundation, & other environmental groups

WHAT: Press Conference prior to the first Public Hearing on the Port Ambrose

Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) port

WHERE: Allegria Hotel in Long Beach, NY, 3rd Floor Conference Room

 

WHEN: Tuesday, July 9th: Surfrider Press Conference 5:15-5:45PM; hearing 6:00–8:00PM

 

WHY: Learn about opposition to this potentially dangerous project that works against

local and national long-term energy interests.

 

This controversial project was vetoed in 2011 by Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey who cited, “unacceptable risks to the State's residents, natural resources, economy and security.” After being banned from the waters of New Jersey, the project’s organizer, Liberty LNG, is now seeking permission to build the port proposed locating off the coast of Long Beach, NY.

 

Learn how the project is linked to fracking at http://catskillcitizens.org and more about Port Ambrose here.

 

 

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