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Coast Guard to host hearing on proposed Long Beach pipeline

John Weber, of the Surfrider Foundation, speaks during

John Weber, of the Surfrider Foundation, speaks during a pre-rally meeting about the LNG Port at the Long Beach Library in Long Beach on Jan. 3, 2015. Photo Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.

The U.S. Coast Guard and Maritime Administration will hold a public hearing in Queens Wednesday night about a proposed natural gas pipeline off the coast of Long Beach.

The Long Beach City Council has written to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo requesting an extension to the comment period on plans for the Port Ambrose liquefied natural gas terminal.

Council members are opposed to the project and are urging Long Beach residents to sign a petition asking the governor to veto construction of the port. Residents can sign the petition in person at Wednesday's meeting or at City Hall at 1. W. Chester Ave. The petition also can be signed online at the city's website.

Wednesday's meeting is planned from 6 to 8 p.m. at the JFK Hilton in Jamaica, 144-02 135th St.

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