Public meeting next week on South Shore gas pipeline plan
The debate is continuing over whether to bring a pair of liquefied natural gas pipelines to Long Island's South Shore.
The Port Ambrose proposal would build two deepwater natural gas terminals in the ocean, about 19 miles south of Jones Beach.
The company that introduced the plan says the pipelines would stabilize gas prices in the region and create jobs. But residents and activists say the project lacks economic feasibility, and would put the environment and surrounding communities at risk. Some residents say investments should be made into "green" energy sources.
A public hearing on the Port Ambrose proposal is being held in Queens next week. Some South Shore residents are angered that the meeting isn't being held in the South Shore communities that they say the project would most affect.
The public hearing will be held on Jan. 7 at the Hilton New York JFK Airport.