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Liquefied natural gas

LNG facility (not Gibbstown, NJ)
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A decision on whether to approve permits for a Liquefied Natural Gas export facility at a southern New Jersey port has been postponed by a commission whose members are appointed by four governors, including from New York. Environmentalists oppose the proposed facility, saying it will threaten nearby communities and the Delaware River.

No-Fracking Groups Pan NY Liquid Natural Gas Plan

Oct 30, 2013
Cuomo Policy Summit 8/22/2012.flickr

Groups dedicated to keeping fracking out of New York want the Department of Environmental Conservation to withdraw its proposed regulations for liquefied natural gas facilities, citing safety concerns and other issues.

New Yorkers Against Fracking has chartered buses to bring protesters to Albany today for DEC's public hearing on the regulations, which would end a 40-year moratorium on new LNG storage and fueling facilities.

The state hasn't allowed the facilities since a 1973 explosion at an LNG storage facility killed 40 workers in Staten Island.