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Hearing on Port Ambrose 11-2 STOP LNG HERE
« on: October 28, 2015, 02:59:08 PM »
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    Monday November 2, 2015 - Hearing on Port Ambrose
    We are in the home stretch. This is our   chance to stop Port Ambrose.
    The Maritime Administration (MARAD) and U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) recently issued the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) on Port Ambrose. Next week there will be a total of four public hearings held on the FEIS. By attending these hearings, we will have a chance to publicly urge Governor Cuomo to veto Port Ambrose.
    Port Ambrose is a liquefied natural gas (LNG) port that has been proposed to be built by Liberty Natural Gas about 17 nautical miles southeast of Jones Beach for the New York/New Jersey Harbor where a proposed wind farm is to be built in the same area. LNG is natural gas that has been super-chilled to -260 degrees; turning it into a liquid that is 1/600th the original volume of gas so large volumes can be shipped overseas in LNG tankers which are as long as the Empire State Building is tall. This project endangers our beaches, ocean ecology, tourism, fishing industries and shore economy and threatens our health, safety, security, environment and climate.
    We are mobilizing to turn out hundreds of people to pack the hearing on Monday November 2, 2015.
    When: Monday 11/2/15 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
    Where: Long Beach Hotel, 405 East Broadway, Long Beach, NY 11561

    bus to take people from Manhattan to Long Beach Hotel and back. The bus will leave at 3:30 pm from 34th Street and 8th Avenue and will be back at the same location by 11:30 pm. If everyone on the bus finishes testifying earlier, we may come back to New York City earlier.  [size=78%]Alternatively, you may wish to take the LIRR to Long Beach. You may walk to Long Beach Hotel. According to Google map this is about a twenty minute walk from the train station. Or, you may take a taxi from the train station. We are working on a second bus leaving from Lower Manhattan at 4:30 pm on November 2 as well as possibly shuttle buses from the Long Beach train station to the Long Beach Hotel. We will inform you of the details as soon as we have them. Or just walk or bike over if youa re near.[/size]
    We would encourage everyone to attend the hearing and sign up to speak at the hearing. While we testify in front of MARAD and USCG, please remember that our target is always Governor Cuomo. In everyone’s testimony, please remember to urge Governor Cuomo to veto Port Ambrose. In reviewing the FEIS, we found there were not that many changes from the draft EIS.  [/size][size=78%]While we expect one can purchase food and drinks at the Long Beach Hotel, you may wish to pack some food or snacks yourself and bring drinking water.[/size]
    There will be another hearing at the Long Beach Hotel on Tuesday November 3. On November 4 and 5 there will be two hearings at Sheraton Eatontown Hotel, 6 Industrial Way East, Eatontown, NJ 07724. All hearings will be held from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm.
    Within 45 days following the final hearing, on or prior to December 21, 2015, Governor Cuomo of New York or Governor Christie of New Jersey must exercise their authority to veto Port Ambrose. If both of them remain silent, they would have been deemed to have approved the project. The time for us to act is now!
    Please attend a public hearing. Please pick up the phone and call Governor Cuomo (518) 474-8390 and urge him to veto Port Ambrose and stop building fossil fuel infrastructure for the health and security of New Yorkers. You may also wish to call Governor Christie (609) 292-6000. Please call as often as you can. Let's flood the governors' offices with phone calls.
    Thank you for all that you do.