Jones Beach

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says work is underway on the $36 million restoration of the facilities at Jones Beach.

(Kevin P. Coughlin/Office of the Governor)

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has stopped construction of a proposed natural gas transfer station off of Long Island, citing fears of terrorism, damage from storms, and his desire to transition to more renewable forms of energy. 

The Port Ambrose transfer station was to be built off of Jones Beach, and would have allowed tanker ships to load up with liquefied natural gas then distribute the gas into pipelines on Long Island. 

Environmentalists are rallying against a proposed natural gas transfer terminal that developers want to build off the South Shore of Long Island.

Commercial fisherman on Long Island, along with New York Senator Charles Schumer, are urging the Coast Guard and the Army Corps of Engineers to speed up repairs on a navigation light at Jones Beach.