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PRESS STATEMENT

For immediate release:
Thursday, November 12, 2015
For more information contact:
Adrienne Esposito, Executive Director, 516-390-7150, 631-384-1378 (mobile), aesposito@citizenscampaign.org

CCE LAUDS GOVERNOR CUOMO'S DECISION TO VETO THE PORT AMBROSE LNG PROJECT

Governor Cuomo demonstrates New York’s commitment to move away from fossil fuels and towards renewable energy

Long Beach, NY – Governor Andrew Cuomo announced today that he will be vetoing the Port Ambrose Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminal proposed approximately 20 miles off the coast of Long Beach. The project, which is being reviewed by the U.S. Coast Guard and Maritime Administration, has been met with heavy opposition from residents, local businesses, and elected officials in both New York and New Jersey. This announcement comes after last month’s commitment by the Governor to combat climate change and rising sea levels, which he announced at a speech with former Vice President Al Gore. Adrienne Esposito, Executive Director for Citizens Campaign for the Environment, issued the following statement:

“Today, Governor Cuomo has closed the door on the antiquated energy policies of the past and opened the door for a meaningful renewable energy future. Citizens Campaign for the Environment applauds Governor Cuomo’s decision to veto the Port Ambrose LNG project, which would have derailed efforts to advance renewable energy in New York.

New York should be advancing large-scale renewable projects, specifically the offshore wind farm proposed in the same area as Port Ambrose This veto demonstrates the Governor’s clear commitment to address the concerns of our vulnerable coastal communities and to fight the adverse impacts of climate change. Decisions on energy infrastructure today will lay the foundation for a clean energy economy and a healthier New York.”

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Citizens Campaign for the Environment (CCE) empowers communities and advocates solutions for our shared environment and public health and is supported by over 80,000 members throughout New York State and Connecticut. www.citizenscampaign.org

updated by jchristensen  11/12/15