Clean Ocean Action

Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Ports off the NY/NJ Coast


Over the past decade, three industrial LNG port facilities have been proposed off the New York and New Jersey coasts. So far, all have been blocked! These LNG ports would bring dependence on foreign fossil fuels, increased greenhouse gas emissions, habitat destruction, security risks, increased Coast Guard and policing costs, more pollution to our shores, and would close-off vast areas of our ocean waters to recreational and commercial uses. 

On November 12, 2015, New York Governor Cuomo vetoed the proposed Port Ambrose liquefied natural gas facility. His quick decision, a week after the final public hearings, showed that this project was dangerous and unnecessary. Read Governor Cuomo's veto letter here. 

Waves of thanks to everyone who stated their opposition (see the list here) and fought along side us for over seven years to stop LNG off our coast. We will continue to monitor this issue. 

Liberty at last - Port Ambrose is dead in the water! We will continue to work tirelessly against any fossil fuel infrastructure off the New York and New Jersey coast. 

More on Port Ambrose:

Read COA's fact sheet on LNG here

Read COA's 130-page scoping comments here

Read COA's Draft Environmental Impact Statement comments here

Read Governor Christie's 2011 veto of Liberty Natural Gas' previous proposal for "Port Liberty" here

Read COA's comments on the revisions to the Deepwater Port Act here

Read COA's Talking Points on the issue here

Watch COA's YouTube video about LNG




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