Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R, Syosset) today thanked Governor David Paterson for his opposition to the Broadwater project, a proposed floating liquefied natural gas barge in Long Island Sound.
"Today, we were concerned about Broadwater Energy. However, it is only a matter of time until other multinational corporations decide to do something similar. They now know that New Yorkers will stand together to be the ones to decide how our natural resources are protected and how we fulfill our own energy needs," said Senator Marcellino.
Numerous environmental concerns have been raised regarding the project including the disturbance of 7,000 square feet of sea floor on which the vessel will be anchored and a 25 mile ditch along the bottom of the Sound to accommodate pipeline connections. In addition, tankers traveling in and out of the Sound two to three times a week will bring in added pollution while industrializing the horizon like never seen before. A "no public access zone" of 1.5 square miles would have surrounded the LNG terminal. Which meant that for the first time in the Sound’s history parts of the Sound would be inaccessible to the public.
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