LNG

The Surfrider Foundation has been working with the anti-LNG coalition to stop Port Ambrose, a proposed deepwater port that would bring explosive liquefied natural gas tankers to the NY/NJ region.

We need to mobilize now and make sure our voices are heard.  Please:

 

  1. Comment on the official federal docket about Port Ambrose! To leave a comment, visit www.regulations.gov and search for docket number  USCG-2013-0363, or visit www.tinyurl.com/LNGcomment.
    • Clean Ocean Action’s detailed fact sheet and draft comments on an array of LNG concerns may be helpful when you make register your comments; some of the top concerns with LNG are as follows:
      • Would establish the region’s first industrial facility in 14 years thus beginning the harmful industrialization of our shores.
      • Would be a hazardous facility just outside the harbor in the most densely populated regions in the world.
      • Would be a navigational hazard in the entrance to the busiest port on the east coast, near four international airports and many smaller ones.
      • LNG tankers are highly volatile and a documented terrorist target.
      • LNG is a dirty form of natural gas, which is 85 times more potent than CO2 over a 20 year period.
      • Would exclude fishermen from important, and traditional fishing grounds, threatening their livelihoods. Port Ambrose will create only 5 permanent jobs.
      • Would cause harm to habitat and be a threat to marine life including endangered species, such as whales and turtles.
      • Port Ambrose is located over an earthquake fault line.
  2.   Urge your NJ State Assembly Members and Senators to sign-on to these NJ resolutions against Port Ambrose: 
  3.   Get your local community to pass a resolution opposing Port Ambrose.  
    • Contact Clean Ocean Action’s point person for resolutions if you are interested in getting a resolution passed in your town: Lauren Townsend – ltownsend4@gmail.com
  4.  Call/Write Governor Christie and urge him to AGAIN veto Port Ambrose 
    • In a 2011 letter to the Maritime Administration (the agency responsible for approving offshore LNG ports), Governor Christie noted that these ports can “present unacceptable and substantial risks to [New Jersey’s] residents, natural resources, economy, and security.” These ports can devastate fish habitats, impact endangered species, exclude the public (and other uses) from large areas of the ocean, and are national security targets.

 

Office of the Governor

PO Box 001

Trenton, NJ 08625

609-292-6000

 

 

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