May 01

Opinion: Governor Hogan Disingenuous on Fracking

By Monica O’Connor in the Capital Gazette.   Gov. Larry Hogan’s policies on fracking — natural gas extraction through the technology known as hydraulic fracturing — are disingenuous. Hogan did sign 2017 legislation banning fracking in the state with laudable words about protecting our “clean water supply and natural resources.” But this is just astute political …

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Apr 25

MDE: Protect Our Air – Stop the Charles County Compressor Station

By Margaret Flowers The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) is moving ahead with the air quality permit for the compressor station that Dominion Energy wants to build in Charles County, even though the county already denied the zoning permit for it. This is puzzling to residents of Maryland who thought that once the county …

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Apr 02

Submit a comment to MDE to oppose Dominion Energy’s Compressor Station

The public comment period will be open until June 12, 2018. Comments may be submitted at the Public Hearing or in writing to the Department to the attention of Ms. Shannon Heafey, MDE/ARA, 1800 Washington Boulevard, Suite 720, Baltimore MD 21230-1720. Citizens may request a one-time 60 day extension to the comment period at the Public Hearing or in writing to …

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Apr 02

County Denies Compressor Permit, State Seeks to Overrule

By Paul Lagasse, Maryland Independent. Bryans Road, Maryland – Over the course of three-and-a-half hours Wednesday evening, more than 60 people lined up to speak in opposition to the granting of a draft air quality permit to Dominion Energy Cove Point LNG, a necessary step for the construction of a controversial [fracked] natural gas compressor station in …

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Apr 02

Tractor Blockade Shuts Down Clear-Cutting at Dominion Gas Compressor Site

By Anne Meador for DC Media Group. A Maryland woman parked a tractor at the gate of the proposed site of a gas compressor station in Charles County and locked herself to the steering wheel before dawn Monday morning, preventing workers from entering. Kelly Canavan–with assistance from her sister, her son, a local resident and …

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Apr 01

Cove Point Residents Unnerved by LNG Tanker ‘Backing Up Right Onto Our Beach’

By Anne Meador for DC Media Group. People living near the docking platform of the Dominion Cove Point terminal were alarmed on Sunday afternoon to see an LNG tanker headed toward the shallows of their beach. The Shell liquefied natural gas carrier Gemmata arrived February 25–three days early–at the vicinity of the docking platform for …

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Feb 08

Dominion Cove Point Allowed to Emit More Air Pollutants

By Anne Meador for DC Media Group. The Maryland Public Service Commission will allow higher levels of certain air pollutants from the power plant at Dominion Energy’s Cove Point LNG export terminal. The Commission approved Dominion’s request for a permit amendment, clearing the way for it to begin operations. Dominion asked the PSC for fugitive emissions …

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Nov 16

Back-to-back bad hearings for Dominion this week

The last two days saw two hearings about different Dominion Energy gas infrastructure projects in Southern Maryland. Tuesday night, there was a zoning permit for a compressor station Dominion wants to build near Accokeek, and Wednesday, there was a hearing to change Dominion’s largest state-level permit for its export terminal being built at Cove Point …

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Nov 08

Four big hearings coming up!

The movement to support the health and safety of communities in this area from harms that would come from new gas infrastructure has had our share of hearings recently, but there are four more coming up really soon — and we want to make sure they’re on your radar! Tuesday, November 14 The Charles County …

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Oct 24

“I haven’t been listening.”

For 18 weeks in a row now, We Are Cove Point has been holding rallies at the governor’s mansion in Annapolis to demand Maryland Governor Larry Hogan order a safety study for the fracked gas export terminal Dominion is building in the Cove Point neighborhood of Lusby in Southern Maryland. Each Monday at noon, we …

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