Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Liberty Natural Gas Public Hearings Cancelled

For nearly four years now, Clean Ocean Action and our coalition partners have been fighting to stop liquefied natural gas projects from happening.  And now, it looks like that fight is over and WE WON!  Governor Christie vetoed the Liberty Natural Gas project that was proposed for off Asbury Park, NJ.  His veto signifies the end of this bad project. 

In case you haven’t heard the news yet, the Public Hearings scheduled this week for the 8th, 9th, and 10th are now CANCELLED.  Since the project is dead, the Coast Guard and Maritime Administration decided it was pointless to gather public comment on it.  If you were going to come to one of the hearings, thank you for your support, but please don’t come anymore.  Instead, join us at McLoone’s Pier House,
1 Ocean Ave, Long Branch
at 7pm tonight (Feb. 9th) for a victory celebration- the end of LNG!  Thanks to Tim McLoone, all COA supporters will receive one FREE DRINK ticket upon arrival, as well as some light snacks.  Please RSVP by going to our website.

It is very rare that we actually get such a clear cut victory for the ocean.  We are lucky to have leadership that understands just have vital a healthy, clean ocean is to NJ citizens and the economy.  Thank you to all of you for your efforts in this battle and for standing by our side.  We hope to see you for a drink tonight!

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