States must refocus on Long Island Sound | Editorial, The Hartford Courant

Jan 22nd, 2012 | By | Category: General

A few years ago, Connecticut and New York stood shoulder to shoulder to fight the construction of a liquefied natural gas storage facility in the middle of Long Island Sound. Officials of both states said the proposal by Broadwater Energy would limit recreational opportunities, create a major security risk and be an “environmental menace.”

But since that four-year battle was won in 2009, the Sound has slipped from the public policy radar screen, perhaps because leaders in both states believed that stopping the floating gas plant saved the Sound. That, unfortunately, is not the case.

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