LONG BEACH, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Long Beach residents have rallied in the past against Port Ambrose, this time they did it with the help of their elected officials.

Congresswoman Kathleen Rice said the risk of a liquefied natural gas terminal off the coast would be too much a burden for Long Beach which still hasn’t finished recovering from Superstorm Sandy.

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The terminal would be located 17 nautical miles off the coast of Jones Beach. The proposal is currently in its public comment period.

Nassau County Legislator Denise Ford said there are better alternatives.

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“We can build a beautiful wind farm that will provide much needed jobs for our union brothers and sisters. We call upon Governor (Andrew) Cuomo to join us in the fight against this,” Ford said.

If Port Ambrose is built it would provide natural gas for New York City and Long Island.

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