(Long Island, NY) U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice released the following statement today in response to Governor Cuomo’s announcement that he has vetoed the proposed Port Ambrose liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal.
“The Governor’s decision to veto the Port Ambrose proposal is a victory for all the people in our communities who spoke up and made it clear that this project does not reflect our priorities,” said Representative Kathleen Rice. “Our priorities are to protect our environment and natural resources, to continue recovering from superstorm Sandy, and to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels by investing in clean, renewable energy sources like wind and solar power. That’s why, in the wake of this decision, we need to use our grassroots momentum to make offshore wind development a reality on Long Island. Capturing offshore wind won’t just generate a lot of clean energy – it’ll create a lot of good jobs and new economic opportunities. It’s time to seize that opportunity and capitalize on our potential to lead the transition to a cleaner, greener economy.”
In January, Rep. Rice wrote a letter to Governor Cuomo urging him to veto the proposal, and last month, Rice submitted a public comment to the United States Maritime Administrator expressing her opposition to the project.