Coast Guard Halts LNG Port Application Over Enviro Concerns

Law360, New York (November 1, 2013, 6:02 PM EDT) -- Federal officials have put a 90-day hold on processing the license application for Liberty Natural Gas LLC's proposed Port Ambrose liquefied natural gas deepwater port off the New York and New Jersey coasts, according to a letter made available Wednesday, saying it needs more time to vet the project's environmental impact.

The U.S. Coast Guard notified Liberty Natural Gas on Oct. 21 that the 90-day suspension is needed to allow the Coast Guard and the U.S. Maritime Administration ample time to address "data gaps" needed to...
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