The US Maritime Administration and US Coast Guard has issued an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Port Ambrose Project Deepwater Port Application, confirming that the project is needed and the location is safe. The EIS also confirmed that the project’s impact on the environment is minimal.
Port Ambrose is a proposed deepwater port located roughly 19 miles off the coast of New York, US, that will be used to import natural gas in the form of LNG.
Roger Whelan, CEO of Liberty Natural Gas, said: "We are very pleased that the United States Coast Guard's final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Port Ambrose supports the project design, location and fundamental need. The EIS is the result of an exhaustive, multi-year state and federal study and confirms that Port Ambrose is a safe and environmentally responsible project with minimal impacts.
"The release of the final EIS is a major milestone and we are pleased that the Coast Guard, with input from many other agencies, was able to clearly lay out the minimal environmental and safety impacts of the project in the document. It has been more than three years since we submitted the Port Ambrose application and during that time we have worked to demonstrate, and the comprehensive environmental and safety reviews by experts in high-level federal and state agencies confirm, that the project is safe and needed."
Edited from press release by Callum O'Reilly
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