New York governor rejects LNG port proposal


NEW YORK, November 13, 2015 – Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo rejected a proposal on Thursday to build the state’s first LNG port, known as Port Ambrose, on grounds of environmental concerns. He also said the facility would make an inviting target for terrorists, according to The New York Times.


Cuomo’s decision comes on the back of years of debate over a bid by Liberty Natural Gas, the company proposing the project, to build an underwater buoy system and pipeline spanning more than 30 kilometres in length from Jones Beach on Long Island.

The company argued that Port Ambrose would save consumers millions of dollars in home heating costs, offer a vital supply of gas to the region and help reduce dependence on coal and oil.