Liberty Natural Gas withdraws its license application
In response to a veto by NYS Governor Cuomo. November 18, 2015.
Testimony Before the New York City Council by Bruce Ferguson
Testimony opposing Port Ambrose before the NYC Council Committee on Environmental Protection offered on behalf of Catskill Citizens. for Safe Energy, April 2015.
Comments by Catskill Citizens on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for Port Ambrose
Comments on the DES by a coalition of more that 50 organizations including Clean Ocean Action
Comments on the DEIS by NRDC and the Sierra Club
Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Port Ambrose
Released December 9, 2014 and open for public comment
Benefits Associated with Incremental Natural Gas Supplies Delivered to New York City
A Concentric Energy Supplies study commissioned by Liberty Natural Gas/Port Ambrose. April 2014.
The Adequacy and Cost of Natural Gas Capacity Serving the New York and New Jersey Energy Market
Lessons from the Polar Vortex Winter of 2013/2014
Port Ambrose LNG prepared by ICF International. July 2014.
Deepwater Port Licensing Program
There are two LNG deepwater ports in the U.S.. Neither of them has imported gas since 2010.
Port Ambrose, Project Website
The project sponsor’s website.
Project Application Materials
The project application, as posted on a website maintained by the sponsor.
Port Ambrose Application Timeline Suspension Continuation
The Maritime Administration and the U.S. Coast Guard continue to delay processing the license application because the project sponsor has failed to provide important information relating to the project’s environmental impact. March 7, 2014.
Letter from the USCG re: timeline suspension and requesting more information from the sponsor.
CCSE and COA to USCG:
Catskill Citizens and Clean Ocean Action ask the USCG to “Stop the Clock” on the Port Ambrose project. October 18, 2013.
SENATE RESOLUTION No. 120 STATE OF NEW JERSEY
A letter opposing Port Ambrose and calling on Governor Chris Christie to veto it. Introduced September 12, 2013.
The federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s Scoping Comments on Port Ambrose Deepwater Port Application
“BOEM is concerned that the proposal to construct a LNG Port in the same area proposed for a large wind facility could result in serious conflicts…” July 19, 2013.
Letter from the Maritime Administration
MarAd agrees to extend the public comment period on the Port Ambrose license application by 30 days, claims upstream impacts of fracking do not have to be considered because the port will not be licensed to export gas. July 8, 2013.
Neptune Deepwater LNG Port Suspends Operation
Neptune, one of two deepwater ports in the U.S., suspends operations. July 16, 2013.
Letter requesting an extended public comment period on scoping for Port Ambrose
Signed by Catskill Citizens for Safe Energy and 130 other organizations, July 1, 2013.
Liberty’s Notice of Application
FACT SHEET: Liberty Natural Gas – ‘Port Ambrose’ A Proposed Offshore Liquefied Natural Gas Facility
Prepared by Clean Ocean Action, April, 2013
DATA GAPS IN LIBERTY’S APPLICATION
Federal agencies and contractors have identified more than 150 “data gas” in the sponsor’s application. December 2012.
Letter to the federal Maritime Administration from New Jersey’s Attorney General
NJ AG Jeffrey Chiesa states that “Governor Christie’s veto remained in effect, as to both the original and revised applications. March 20, 2012.
NJ Governor Chris Christie vetoes Liberty LNG’s proposed deepwater port
Governor Christie’s February 2011 veto of Liberty LNG’s original proposal for a deepwater port citing environmental and safety concerns.