NY (top) and NJ (bottom) rallies against Port Ambrose
The support at the New York and New Jersey hearings was remarkable! Speaker after speaking delivered passionate, sound, convincing, and fact-based testimonies against Port Ambrose.
On Wednesday, January 7, 2015 in New York there was an estimated 400 people with over 63 opposed and 7 in favor. The following day in New Jersey over 500 citizens came out and over 100 joined the AntiLNG coalition for a rally before the hearing. At the NJ public hearing, 70 people spoke in opposition to the project while only 7 were in favor. At both the New York and New Jersey hearings, 90% of the speakers were against Port Ambrose.
In the months to come, there will be one more final public hearing. In the interim, please voice your opposition on the Federal Docket by submitting comments. Information on ways to submit comments can be found here and to comment directly to the docket, click here. We also have the time now to get towns throughout NJ and NJ as well as the state legislature to pass the resolutions (SR 21, AR17) opposing Port Ambrose and urging Governor Christie to veto when the time comes. Let us work together to make sure we sink this proposal once and for all.
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The Port Ambrose LNG project is back. In December, the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) was released and the “clock” for processing Liberty’s Port Ambrose application began ticking again. The federal government has given the public 90 days to review and comment on the 25 volume, 1,800+ page report, and has scheduled public hearings which took place on January 7th and 8th, 2015. On December 5th, in advance of the release of the Draft EIS, COA and over 25 other groups sent a letter to the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) and Maritime Administration (MARAD), the agencies responsible for processing Liberty’s application, requesting a public comment period of at least 90 days and at least three public hearings in each state.
If you couldn't attend the public hearings, information on other ways to submit comments is posted here and to comment on the docket. Comments must be received by March 16, 2015. Please stay tuned for updates and show Governors Christie and Cuomo that the people want a veto on Port Ambrose!
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