Cove Point Liquefied Natural Gas Export Facility

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved the construction of the Cove Point Liquified Natural Gas Export Facility, located at Lusby, Maryland, on the Chesapeake Bay. This is the first LNG export facility on the East Coast and poses a severe threat to the local community and the Bay. We, along with a coalition of environmental groups, stood in opposition to the construction of this facility. This incidence is of particular concern to Potomac Riverkeeper due to upstream impacts, including water quality issues from drilling, pipelines, and land erosion, as fracking sites expand across the region.

Status Update: Legal actions challenging FERC’s approval of Cove Point have failed. A coalition of groups have continued the legal battle by filing a challenge of the US Department of Energy’s approval of the project. We continue to monitor fracking and pipeline developments within the Potomac Watershed to ensure water quality safety and river health.

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Cove Point LNG Export Facility

D.C. Circuit Court Allows Cove Point LNG Export Facility to Go Forward

On July 15, 2016, the D.C. Circuit Court issued its decision to allow the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission permits to stand in the case EarthReports, Inc., et al. v. FERC. The case is informally known as the “Cove Point” case. Environmental groups challenged the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) approval of Dominion Resource’s liquefied natural gas […]

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Environmental Groups Challenge Maryland Liquefied Natural Gas Facility Before D.C. Circuit Court

(Washington D.C.) – Tuesday, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments from Earthjustice and others regarding the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) approval of Dominion Resource’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility on the Chesapeake Bay in Lusby, Maryland. This would be the first export facility on the Atlantic Coast and is expected to […]

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Groups Urge Court to Reverse Approval of Cove Point LNG Export Facility

For immediate release – PDF of Press Statement November 23, 2015 Contact: Betsy Nicholas, betsy@waterkeeperschesapeake.org, 202-423-0504 Robin Broder, robin@waterkeeperschesapeake.org, 703-786-8172 Federal regulator approved construction of massive $3.8 billion liquefied natural gas export facility on the Chesapeake Bay without considering all environmental and safety impacts (Washington, DC)  Several groups have filed arguments against the continued construction of […]

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