Category Archive: News

Dec 14

People’s Hearing Convened to Reform FERC

By Mark Hand for DC Media Group Above photo: Panel of ‘judges’ hears testimony from residents opposed to FERC’s close relationship with the natural gas industry./Photo by Mark Hand Washington, DC – Described as the first-ever “People’s Hearing” challenging the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), more than 60 speakers presented testimony on why they believe the …

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Jun 18

Where’s Our Safety Study? Sign the Petition Now.

Here are 2,381 reasons why Governor Hogan must order a safety study for Dominion’s dangerous facility in Cove Point. Tell Governor Hogan To Order A Safety Study For Cove Point Dominion is building a gas refinery and export terminal in a densely-populated neighborhood in Southern Maryland without analyzing the risks to people in the community. …

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Jun 08

LNG Has No Climate Benefit For Decades, IF EVER*

By Joe Romm in Think Progress Above photo: Steven Senne/AP   An explosive new report from the U.S. Department of Energy makes clear that Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) is likely a climate-destroying misallocation of resources. That is, if one uses estimates for methane leakage based on actual observations. This is the same conclusion I reached …

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Apr 19

Kayaktivists Deploy Banner at Tiki Bar Opening

By Luke of DC Indy Media. On the 15th of April, the “Tiki Bar” in Solomons, MD opened for the year, drawing a huge crowd to tiny Solomons, MD. As the partying began, activists opposing Dominion’s under-construction LNG/fracked gas export plant at nearby Cove Point paddled in from seaward and deployed a banner reading “Dominion=Disaster.” …

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Mar 14

“Paddle on the Patuxent” Links Dominion With Disaster

By Anne Meador for DC Media Group. A small flotilla of activists in kayaks launched into the Patuxent River at Solomons, MD on March 13 in a demonstration of support for locals battling a liquefied natural gas facility under construction in their residential neighborhood. From the Thomas Johnson Bridge, 21 kayakers paddled by the pier …

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Mar 14

Dozens From Around the US Rally Against Dominion’s LNG Export Terminal at Cove Point

We Are Cove Point, SEED, the Backbone Campaign and other groups from the mid-Atlantic and beyond gathered in kayaks and on land to show opposition to Dominion’s fracked gas terminal and the impacts it has on communities. CLICK HERE TO SEE PHOTOS. Solomon’s Island, MD — In protest of the construction of Dominion’s liquefied natural gas export …

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Feb 13

Dominion’s “Good Neighbor” Claim is Seriously Questioned

According to a February 12 article in the Washington Post, Dominon Virginia Power reported an oil spill of 13,500 gallons from its Crystal City substation. Although federal officials report that at around the same time oil from a common source entered the Potomac River and the Roaches Run Waterfowl Sanctuary where it killed 21 ducks and …

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Jan 30

Get Ready for Cove Point Spring Break!

We’re excited to host Cove Point Spring Break, and we think you should be there! The Dominion Cove Point liquefied natural gas export terminal is the centerpiece of the fracked-gas infrastructure build-out currently underway in the mid-Atlantic US. The gas industry is tying much of its financial future to exports, and Cove Point, Maryland, is …

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Jan 22

Bank of America Urged to “Dump Dominion”

By Anne Meador and John Zangas of DC Media Group Washington, DC – An official at a government agency responsible for permitting gas infrastructure took a potshot at protesters who were disrupting a public meeting on January 21. As Commissioner Tony Clark announced that he was leaving the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission when his term …

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Jan 21

Infrastructure Pipeline Task Force Meeting Shut Down

By Beyond Extreme Energy Frontline Residents Directly Impacted By Gas Infrastructure Shut Down the Final Meeting of Pennsylvania Governor Wolf’s Infrastructure Task Force Seven Arrested from “People’s Task Force” Residents impacted by fracked gas infrastructure from across Pennsylvania came together today to shut down the final meeting of Governor Wolf’s Infrastructure Task Force. Exactly one year …

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