****update: I came under fire for pulling info out of thin air, you know my “opinion”, so I have attached citations to nip that in the bud. ****
Right now, Liberty Natural Gas is on a fast-track approval process to approve this port 19 miles off Point Lookout’s shore.
Point Lookout will be the closest inhabited community to the project,
And it seems like no one is even remotely aware of it.
I am dead set against it.
Before you whip out your oil and gas talking points, in my opinion :
- it will not lower prices it will increase them by opening up higher priced export markets-all the cheap markets are here in the USA.
- it’s a huge disaster waiting to happen. “in 2011 New Jersey Governor Christie vetoed the port saying that it was bad for the region’s economy, tourism, fisheries, environment, security and commerce. This is the exact same port application that Governor Christie vetoed, just reshuffled and resubmitted”
- there will be continuous spills etc. including millions and millions of gallons of water used and contaminated on purpose in the building that will just be released into the ocean -that’s just the way it’s done.
- There is no need for this project, and not here least of all. The ones in Boston sit almost idle because it is not needed. http://www.telegram.com/article/20130123/NEWS/130129854/0&template=MOBILE
- This project insinuates itself right in the middle of the proposed offshore wind farm which has been carefully fought over and placed, probably killing the broad-based agreed to location.
If you were against seeing microscopic sticks that stuck up on the horizon the size of a pinhead, if you could see them at all, wait till you see 1000 ft long, 25 story high tankers. See:
Yes, plural- at least one if not two continuously sitting offshore at all times regasifying the liquid and pumping into the pipeline. This will be 24 / 7 as the tanker is the storage as well.
This plan was rejected in 2009 and vetoed by NJ Governor Chris Christie, who also reaffirmed the denial a 2nd time. Love him or hate him, the guy goes all out to protect the beaches.
Yes, this is the same people that were denied before, who operate out of an offshore bank account in the Cayman Islands, So good luck finding them in an emergency.
The ONLY public hearing on it: this coming Tuesday!!!
Date: Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Location: Allegria Hotel
80 West Broadway, Long Beach
Hearing: 6 pm to 8 pm
After you place your vote at the firehouse, head right over to Long Beach to be heard.
The only difference they’ve made in this plan has been basically so that New Jersey could be mostly excluded from shutting it down because we in NY and LI are sitting here with our heads you know where.
This is happening faster than our politicians and civic groups can even hear about it, much less grapple with it.
What a great time to ram through a project in less than 30 days public notice! Everybody is distracted with Rebuilding after Sandy, beach time openings, people just trying to get their lives back in order – you know generally no one paying attention.
This past Monday, July 1, 2013, clean water groups and Nassau Legislator David Denenberg (Merrick) held a press conference at Jones Beach asking to extend the ridiculously short 22 day public commenting period on the decision!! No word if it will.
(And you thought the fire department had a quick turnaround – this is a HUGE issue). This is not making the news and may be here and done before anyone knows about it.
Newsday had an article a few weeks ago which is wrapped up in this post from Sea By The City in Long Beach who have been all over this
And News 12 did a poll on it with no report.
NYC Surfriders have been organizing against it and alone will have DOZENS, maybe more at the hearing.
If you are friendly with the politicians Denise Ford, Harvey Weisenberg, Kate Murray etc. anybody else, please let them know to come to this hearing- it seems like nobody knows about it!
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