From the Daily News:
A proposal to create a manmade island off the coast of the Rockaways to store and process liquid natural gas is riling up locals and environmentalists.
The Atlantic Sea Island Group wants to build a receiving station for tankers on an artificial island 13-1/2 miles off shore in the Atlantic Ocean.
The island would be at least 60 acres at the surface and more than 110 acres at the ocean floor, using fill from the Ambrose Channel, according to the company.
That would put it near the Cholera Fields fishing area used by recreational and commercial anglers.
That doesn't sit well with Rockaway residents, who are gearing up to oppose the project, citing potential threats to wildlife and national security.