Just How Important is this LNG Port?

It’s This Important: Months ago, before the dates of the public hearings were announced, Sane Energy Project, NYH20, United for Action, and NYC Friends of Clearwater had planned a joint fundraiser party for the Spectra Legal Fund (one of our biggest commitments) that was to have taken place tonight, July 9th. But the LNG situation is so dangerous and the public hearings are so pressing that we chose to reschedule the party (it will now take place on July 23rd, see link for details).

These two hearings deserve a massive turnout. We need to show Cuomo, Christie, and the press that opposition is intense and well-organized. It’s a stereotype that New Yorkers won’t go above 96th Street or across a river for ANYTHING. We need to show how important this infrastructure invasion is by being willing to travel, even to LAWN GUYLAND!

We hope to see you at tonight’s hearing in Long Beach or tomorrow in New Jersey. And we hope to see you on the dance floor on the 23rd. (Maybe karma will pay us all back with cool, clear weather that night!) Thank you for your solidarity and support!

Hearings: TONIGHT in Long Beach, NY and TOMORROW in Edison, New Jersey
Details about the project for drafting comments: here and here.

TONIGHT: Tuesday July 9th, at the Allegria Hotel, 80 West Broadway, Long Beach, NY, readily reachable by LIRR. Trains depart Penn Station at 3:21, 3:52, 4:15, 4:40, 5:00, 5:20, 5:23, 5:33, 5:55, 6:13 and arrive Long Beach approximately 55 minutes later. Fares $9 (off peak) or $12:50 (peak).

TOMORROW, Wednesday, July 10th New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center, 97 Sunfield Avenue, Edison, NJ, reachable by NJ Transit to Metuchen and public bus. Trains depart Penn Station at 3:38, 4:07, 4:29, 4:31, 4:54, 5:12, 5:21, 5:31, 5:45, 5:54, 6:12 and arrive Metuchen approximately 40 minutes later. Then take the 813 bus.

Both nights: Public comments will be heard from 6-8pm, arrive early to sign in. An open house where the public can ask questions of project developers precedes the hearing from 4:30-6pm.

If you can’t come, CALL:
Can’t make it to either hearing? This project CAN be stopped by gubernatorial veto.  CALL CUOMO: (518) 474-8390 or sign the petition.
CALL CHRISTIE: (609) 292-6000 Thanks Christie for his last veto of the project, and ask him not only to veto it but to urge Cuomo to do the same!

 

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One Response to Just How Important is this LNG Port?

  1. Reblogged this on Move for Change and the Brooklyn Culture Jam and commented:
    This is the project that Sean Dixon talked about on Sex and Politics a few weeks ago–the whole reason anybody wants fracking is so that they can sell natural gas to Europe, where it’s fetching prices three or four times what it gets here.

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