Critics rally against proposed LNG plant

Environmentalists and local leaders rallied in Long Beach yesterday against a proposed liquefied natural gas plant that would be constructed off Long Island's shores.

A New York City company has proposed building a 110-acre island 19 miles off Long Beach to store the liquefied natural gas and supply customers in New York and New Jersey.

Critics say the man-made island could disrupt the Atlantic Ocean ecosystem and harm the environment. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie opposed the plan last week.

The company hoping to build the LNG plant says the project could make a "crucial difference in providing competitive natural gas to a region?that powers the economy."

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