Liberty Natural Gas
State Senate Republican leader Dean Skelos is against the project, which the Coast Guard is reviewing.
Liberty Natural Gas has applied to federal authorities for permission to build a port in the ocean 17 miles off Jones Beach on Long Island and 24 miles off Long Branch, N.J.
A heated debate unfolded on Long Island on Tuesday night. At issue was a controversial plan to build a natural gas port off the South Shore, with a promise of jobs and lower energy costs. The people would have none of it.