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Christie signals Port Ambrose Jersey Shore LNG project could be vetoed

CHRISTOPHER ROBBINS / STAR-LEDGER – One man could stand in the way of proposed liquefied natural gas facility off the Monmouth County coastline.

The Liberty Natural Gas Port Ambrose terminal is being considered by federal regulators, but Governor Chris Christie could veto the project at any time – and he said he would consider doing so Tuesday afternoon.

“I vetoed that once already, they’re coming back again now,” Christie said. “I’m very concerned about making sure we protect our coastline.”

In 2011, Christie vetoed a nearly identical proposal to build a terminal in between shipping lanes into the Port of New York and New Jersey, citing threats to the state economy.

Celebrating the Jersey Shore’s gradual comeback from Hurricane Sandy in Long Branch Tuesday, Christie used similar rationale …