Thursday, February 10, 2011

Rep Weiner on Veto of Offshore Natural Gas Terminal: "I'm Glad This Proposal Seems to Be Dead Before Arrival"

Today, after last night’s cancellation of a hearing on a proposed liquid natural gas terminal off the coasts of New Jersey and Rockaway, Rep. Anthony Weiner (D – Queens and Brooklyn) announced he was pleased the project will not move forward.

“The Rockaway community has an intimate relationship with our surrounding natural environment. It’s a part of the reason we live in and love Rockaway. We take proposals that threaten our coastal habitat very, very seriously,” Weiner said. “I’m glad this proposal seems to be dead before arrival.”

Liberty Natural Gas had proposed building a liquefied natural gas terminal and a pipeline 23 miles off the coast of the Rockaway peninsula, but both Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey and Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York have veto power over the project under the federal Deepwater Port Act. Late Tuesday, Gov. Christie announced his opposition.