Environmentalists urge Christie to veto liquid gas terminal

Environmentalists want New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to veto a proposal for a liquefied natural gas import terminal off the New Jersey and New York coasts.

An application by Liberty Natural Gas to build the facility in federal waters 19 miles off Jones Beach, New York, and 29 miles off Long Branch, New Jersey is due to be considered by federal regulators this fall.

It can be vetoed by the governors of New Jersey or New York.

Environmentalists say it’s a dangerous potential terrorist target and is unneeded given that the United States is awash in cheap, domestically produced natural gas.

Liberty says the project would bring additional natural gas into the New York area during times of peak demand, thereby lowering home-heating prices.

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