Keystone foes now gunning for Dominion's Cove Point LNG export project

Green groups call on Pres. Obama to reject pending applications to build liquefied natural gas export terminals, and "as a good-faith test case," Obama should force the FERC to conduct a broad environmental impact assessment of Dominion Resources’ (D) proposed Cove Point LNG export facility in Maryland.

The energy required to liquefy and ship gas at Cove Point would raise the fuel’s greenhouse gas emissions to the level of coal, activists say, threatening the climate like pipelines tied to developing oil sands in Alberta, such as Keystone XL.

The Energy Department already has conditionally approved Dominion to export up to 770M cf/day of natural gas to countries that don’t have free-trade agreements with the U.S., but the FERC still must review the company's plans to revamp its decades-old natural gas receiving terminal so it can instead liquefy the gas and load it onto tankers bound for Japan and India.

FERC so far is on track to require only a smaller environmental assessment of the planned $3.8B export project.

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  • rsquare123
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    Green groups, hmmm, are they green with envy?
    19 Mar 2014, 12:24 AM Reply Like
  • Blue22
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    They are green with the festering puss running out of their eyes. Once again they are trying to short the best source of energy we have. Would you rather see Putin devour Eastern Europe and set the World back 50 years? They need LNG. Once it is lightly processed into liquefied natural gas it can be loaded onto existing ships and shipped anywhere in the world.


    What exactly is required to create wind generators and solar panels? Oil and gas! What is the best fuel for our vehicles especially when used with hydrogen fuel cells? That's right, natural gas, methane, available from any one of hundreds of sources for centuries to come.


    I understand the Gore gang and Obama now want to spend $2T on chasing things like the carbon they find on top of Hawaiian volcanoes. You know, up there where many of the high-altitude winds of the world mix and swirl with jet streams and tidal conveyers. That's right! The pea soup in China's streets and from annual fires makes its way around the world's atmosphere at jet speed!


    But perhaps the best thing about natural gas is when you turn the knob on any of billions of appliances and TAKE THE GAS PIPE!
    19 Mar 2014, 01:51 AM Reply Like
  • alohafalls
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    19 Mar 2014, 07:57 AM Reply Like
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