Thursday, July 11, 2013

Enviros head to the beach- to slam offshore LNG (again)

Environmental organizations fighting a proposed LNG tank terminal off the coasts of New Jersey and New York have bashed it for two straight nights. Like the Beach Boys, tonight they'll Do it Again.

Clean Ocean Action is hosting its own 'public hearing' in protest of the U.S. Maritime Administration's decision to schedule only two opportunities for public testimony--neither
in a New Jersey shore community.

It starts tonight at 5:30 with an 'open house,' followed at 6 with a 'Citizens Hearing.'

Where? Sea Bright Public Beach. 1099 Ocean Avenue, Sea Bright, NJ 07760

Is this likely to dissuade federal officials from approving Liberty Natural Gas's application to construct their 'Port Ambrose' facility?  Probably not. But it's great guerrilla theater. It will attract one more day of media coverage (which does affect political decisions) and it keeps the troops energized.

If the prospect of a liquefied natural gas tanker port, anchored 17 miles off Jones Beach, N.Y., and 24 miles off Long Branch, NJ is of interest to you, then grab your board, jump in your woodie and join tonight's Surfin' Safari 

Related environmental news stories
Enviros hope to sink LNG tanker plan off NJ/NY coast
Hearing held on natural gas plan for NY-NJ coast 
Company Tries Again To Bring Offshore LNG Port To NJ Coast

Liberty Natural Gas's 'Fact Sheet' on Port Ambrose Project 
Clean Ocean Action's 'Fact Sheet' on Port Ambrose Project 

Our most recent posts:  
Two free issues of EnviroPolitics--Tack on 30 more today
FirstEnergy to deactivate two coal power plants in Pa 
Energy research project at Phila. Navy Yard in jeopardy 
Climate change nothing to sneeze at: Ask your nose

For thorough coverage of environmental news, issues, legislation and regulation in NJ, PA, NY & DE, try a FREE subscription to EnviroPolitics. Our daily newsletter also tracks NJ & PA environment and energy bills--from introduction to enactment


Subscribe here to view all our YouTube videos

Repost this article