Shell Oil/Broadwater

Location: Long Island Sound | Status: Complete

Summary: When Shell Oil proposed building Broadwater—a huge, floating, liquid natural gas facility—in Long Island Sound, Save the Sound mobilized communities in New York and Connecticut against it. Starting in 2004, we intervened in Federal Energy Regulatory Commission proceedings to block the facility and organized huge protests and letter-writing campaigns. We also worked with the Connecticut attorney general and others to stop the Islander East pipeline, which would have industrialized parts of Long Island Sound, including the Thimble Islands. Both projects were successfully halted, and Long Island Sound remains a waterway for use by the people rather than a privatized no-go zone.

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Last Updated: March 24, 2022

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