Sep 14

Info on Oct. 2 PSC hearing for Dominion Cove Point

What is the issue? (Short, short version) Dominion is asking for two things: 1) to use additional generators to help supply power to its fracked gas export terminal and liquefaction facility in Cove Point; and 2) to throw out strict monitoring of its emission of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and greatly increase the amount of …

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Jul 19

Weekly Rally for Safety Study: Every Monday at the Mansion

June 24, 2017 was a turning point for We Are Cove Point. After years of meeting with legislators and state officials to ask for a safety study (known as a Quantitative Risk Assessment or QRA) on Virginia-based Dominion Energy’s fracking refinery, power plant and gas export terminal being built in Cove Point, we learned that …

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Jul 03

Dozens Return to Rally at State House for Safety Study

On Monday July 3, 2017, a few dozen people gathered again outside the State House in Annapolis to urge Governor Hogan not to turn his back on the people of Southern Maryland. A week and a half ago, Governor Hogan’s office finally responded to our request for a safety study, known formally as a Quantitative …

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Jun 29

Governor Hogan: We Won’t Take No for An Answer!

You are amazing! On Monday, with very little notice, dozens of you joined us outside the State House in Annapolis to protest Governor Hogan’s denial of a safety study for Cove Point. You brought noise makers and we were definitely heard. People came to the windows to see what was the racket. We telephoned the …

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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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