The abundance of gas and oil from the various shale formations has placed pressures on letting the US export fossil fuels. These are the stories.
- - 1497 - [March 11, 2015] - SFGate, Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press - "NYC officials, activists oppose ocean gas terminal"
- "Some New York City elected officials and environmentalists rallied on Monday against a plan to build a liquid natural gas terminal near New York Harbor and called on Governor Andrew Cuomo to veto the proposal they deemed an environmental danger.
Liberty Natural Gas wants to build a deep-water port in federal waters 19 miles off Jones Beach, New York, and 29 miles off Long Branch, New Jersey. The company says the Port Ambrose terminal would bring additional natural gas into the New York area during times of peak demand, thereby lowering home-heating prices.
But activists from both states — as well as some lawmakers, including State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos (R-Long Island) — have voiced concerns about the plan. Several rallied at City Hall on Monday and asked Cuomo to put a stop to the massive project."