Jun 22

Gov. Hogan Refuses to Order a Safety Study for Cove Point

For the past year, residents of Cove Point and their allies have petitioned Governor Larry Hogan with a very reasonable request: order a safety study (officially known as a Quantitative Risk Assessment or QRA) for the gas refinery, power plant and export terminal that Dominion Energy, a Virginia-based corporation, is building in Cove Point. Thousands …

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Jun 09

Letter to the Editor Campaign – Gov. Hogan Must Respond to Cove Point

May 22

MDE’s and Dominion’s discharge permit presentations posted here

People were fed up last week at the “informational meeting” hosted by the Maryland Department of the Environment. It was supposed to give people answers, but it created so many more questions — questions that MDE seemed unable to answer and Dominion seemed unwilling to answer in a straightforward way. Click here for We Are …

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May 18

MDE and Dominion’s bumpy night in Calvert County

“I don’t know a lot about the existing permit.” Those words shocked the crowd gathered last night for Maryland Department of the Environment’s “informational meeting” regarding Dominion’s permit to dump an average of 45,000 gallons every day into the wetlands around Cove Point. Spoken by Marjorie Mewbourn, MDE’s project manager overseeing this permit application, this …

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May 15

May 17 – Hearing for Dominion dumping in Cove Point’s wetlands

Dominion wants to renew permits to dump 45,000 gallons every day into a tributary of Grays Creek, the primary body of water in Calvert Cliffs State Park. Not only would this impact Grays Creek and ecosystems in Calvert Cliffs, but it would enter the Chesapeake Bay right at one of the busiest beaches in our …

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May 11

Reportback from the Dominion shareholders meeting

Dominion held its annual shareholders meeting yesterday in Richmond, Virginia. A couple of Calvert County residents active with We Are Cove Point and other allies went inside the meeting. Here’s one person’s account of what it was like to be inside: People started gathering outside the Greater Richmond Convention Center around 8 a.m. to show …

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May 03

Here’s an easy-to-use tool for calling Gov. Hogan on May 4

Call Governor Hogan’s office at: (410) 974-3901 or CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW for an easy-to-use call-in tool. Sample text: Hi, my name is ________________. I live in _______________. I’m calling to demand Governor Hogan immediately order a quantitative risk assessment for the fracked gas export terminal being built in Cove Point. It’s intolerable for …

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Apr 27

May 4 call-in day to demand a safety study for Cove Point

Don’t let Cove Point slip into the Dark Side! On May 4, we’re asking as many people as possible to join the rebel alliance and call Maryland Governor Larry Hogan’s office to demand he order a public and thorough safety study for the fracked gas export terminal Dominion is building in the community of Cove …

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Mar 29

Mid-Atlantic gas infrastructure fights that need your help right now

By now, you’ve probably heard the good news that both chambers of the Maryland General Assembly have voted for a ban on fracking in Maryland and sent it to the governor with a veto-proof majority. This makes Maryland the third state in the US (joining New York and Vermont) to ban the harmful practice and …

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Mar 28

We Are Cove Point visits the Gulf Coast

A delegation from We Are Cove Point recently visited the Gulf of Mexico to see what’s happening with liquefied natural gas export terminals in different phases along the Gulf coast. Last spring, a core member of Save RGV from LNG — a group fighting three LNG export terminals proposed to be built in the Rio Grande …

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