Assemblyman Says No to Proposed LNG Port Off Rockaway (USA)

Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder (D-Rockaway) together with dozens of his colleagues sent a letter urging Governor Cuomo to strongly oppose the “Port Ambrose” project, a proposed deep-water port facility for liquefied natural gas, based roughly 19 miles off the New York shore.

“We have worked too hard on our Sandy recovery only to see our community put at risk with this new project,” said Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder. “There are still too many questions that must be answered before bringing liquefied natural gas to our communities and potentially harming our families.”

In their letter, they urged the Governor to veto the project stating it would further aggravate environmental degradation by increasing New York’s reliance on a methane emitting fuel.

The construction and operation of Port Ambrose would have a strong negative ecological impact on its surroundings, discharge millions of gallons of chemically treated seawater, and require the dredging of miles of sea floor, said Goldfeder.

Press Release, April 18, 2014

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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