Public Hearings Scheduled For Liberty Natural Gas Application

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STATE — The US Coast Guard and Maritime Administration will hold a series of public hearings next week on a proposal by Liberty Natural Gas to build an industrial facility off Asbury Park to import liquefied natural gas (LNG).

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The hearings are scheduled on:

Tuesday, Feb. 8, at 5 p.m.
New York Beach Channel High School
100-00 Beach Channel Drive
Rockaway Park, NY 11694-2818

Wednesday, Feb. 9, at 5 p.m.
Long Branch Middle School
350 Indiana Ave.
Long Branch, NJ 07740

Thursday, Feb. 10, at 5 p.m.
NJ Convention & Exposition Center
97 Sunfield Ave.
Edison, NJ 08837

The project is opposed by some environmentalists, as well as Gov. Chris Christie.

“LNG is not in the public’s interest. It is dirty, expensive, and threatens our quality of life,” said Cindy Zipf, executive director of Clean Ocean Action.”

“Most importantly, the proposed pipeline route will run through some of the most densely populated regions of New Jersey, including Perth Amboy, Woodbridge, and Carteret and will significantly impact essential fish habitat off the Jersey Shore,” concluded Sean Dixon, coastal policy attorney for Clean Ocean Action.

Supporters of the project point to the jobs that it would create


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