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For Release — January 28, 2015

The Business Council of New York State supports decision allowing Liquefied Natural Gas Facilities

ALBANY, N.Y.—“The Business Council of New York State, Inc. applauds today’s decision by the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to allow for the safe siting, construction and operation of liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities in the state. As result of this decision, New York will join all other states in the nation in allowing LNG facilities. This decision will bring significant environmental benefits to New Yorkers in the form of reduced carbon emissions. Business will benefit as well by being able to take full advantage of cheaper, cleaner burning LNG for use in facilities and vehicles.

“The Business Council thanks the DEC Commissioner Martens and the Staff for persisting with the advancement of the regulations. Today’s final decision reverses the wrong course that was set nearly 40 years ago, by reviewing real evidence and rejecting emotional arguments.”

- Darren Suarez
  Director of Government Affairs
  The Business Council of New York State, Inc.