Proposed LNG Terminal Opposed By NJ Senate Committee
Momentum is building in Trenton against a proposal to build a Liquified Natural Gas terminal off the New Jersey Coast. The New Jersey Senate Environment and Energy Committee passed a resolution Thursday opposing Port Ambrose.
Liberty Natural Gas is applying to build the facility 24 miles off the coast of Long Branch to deliver natural gas to the tri-state area. Officials say the terminal would consist of two floating buoys allowing LNG tankers to offload. However environmental groups, like Clean Ocean Action, fear the terminal could also be used to export LNG in the future.
However, Liberty Natural Gas issued a press release saying its CEO Roger Whelan has gone on record many times to explain that the project will never be used for exports,
Senate Resolution (SR120), introduced by Monmouth Senator Jennifer Beck, calls on the Federal government as well as Governor Christie to deny Liberty Natural Gas's application.