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 1. PUT OUT THE FIRE, due   Monday 3/16 end of day

If you have already done this, thank you so much and please share this with your friends, fellow gardeners, family, lovers, co-workers, all the people within your reach.

Asking you to make a comment to deny the Liberty Port Ambrose LNG port - a project that would cause far more damage to our environment than fracking in New York State. Take a look at the list of reasons below and pick those near and dear to your heart. Comments close end of day tomorrow (Monday 3/16) so please act quickly so you can get your comments into the Federal record.

All comments must reference the Docket Number: USCG-2013-0363

It is very easy to do so here, on line:!submitComment;D=USCG-2013-0363-1339

  visit   website if you wish more info.

- Ships as long as the Empire State Building would be moving in and out of our waters carrying highly flammable fuel.
- The draft Environmental Impact Statement on this project doesn't tell us how many days per year this port would be in operation. According to Clean Ocean Action, the tankers would be in the port every1-2 days per year.
- Accidents happen. One standard tanker contains the energy of many bombs. We don't know what the full impact would be from an explosion.
- Marine life would be endangered, including fish harvested by commercial fishermen for our consumption - Atlantic cod, flounder, bluefish, whiting. The endangered right whale migrates through the New York Bight (our part of the Atlantic) and would be harassed and further stressed. These animals are very sensitive to noise, an unavoidable part of the operation of an LNG port.
- Enormous volumes of water around the port would be used for its operations, and the carefully restored ecosystem would be dredged and severely disturbed. After use, the now polluted and degraded water would be released back into the ocean.
- We don't know who this company (Liberty) really is - just that the owners have a bank account in the Cayman Islands, thus remaining a mystery.
- Liberty claims that this port is for importing gas, when natural gas imports have dried up and exporting gas is the direction taken by other parts of the USA. In any case, imported LNG is far more expensive than our domestic gas.
- If Liberty got approval to build, they could then switch to an export facility. Exporting liquefied natural gas will cause our domestic gas to enter the world market, where prices are two to three times higher than we are now accustomed to paying. There's no way that the gas companies would give Americans a special price.
- We'd see only 5 permanent jobs created by this project.
- The loading of the tankers would disturb our waters.
- An explosion would cause burns as far as a mile away.
- The continued build-out of fossil fuel infrastructure means less of a commitment to renewable energy. And in these waters, it would be sited in the area of a proposed offshore wind farm. We cannot wait till the impact of greenhouse gases, the pollution of our oceans, and the consumption of our fresh water by fracking at the source take us to the point of no return. It's time to turn back right now.

Thanks to  the folks at Sane Energy Project, Clean Ocean Action and many others for putting out so much effort and for helping get as many comments as possible.

The other request

:There is a Press Conference on Monday at noon on the steps of City Hall. All of you have a stake in this. It's one of the game-changers in our work to stop the destruction of our climate. Jess says: It would be great to have a big Rockaway contingent there. It would be even better if some of you could bring signs saying that Rockaway doesn't want Port Ambrose and/or urging Governor Cuomo to veto Port Ambrose. For anyone who hasn't been to an event at City Hall, you should aim to get there about 15 minutes early in order to go through security.

For those on Facebook, the information is here:

For those not on Facebook:
    Monday, March 16, at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    New York City Hall
    280 Broadway, New York, New York 10007

On Monday, March 16th from noon until 1pm, we join together on the steps of NYC City Hall with elected officials, advocates, and community members to urge Governor Cuomo to VETO PORT AMBROSE and encourage a renewable and sustainable future for generations to come.