Safe Harbor Energy island worries New Yorkers

New Yorkers are worried about a proposal to create a man-made island off the Rockaway shore to store and process liquified natural gas. The island would be at least 60 acres at the surface and more than 110 acres at the ocean floor, according to the Atlantic Sea Island Group. It would use fill from the Ambrose Channel, placing it near the Cholera Fields fishing area.

According to the company, the facility, named Safe Harbor Energy, will be capable of delivering up to two billion cubic feet of natural gas a day through an underwater pipeline that connects with the mainland.