"Gas Export Facility Clears Hurdle"

"A proposed natural gas export facility in Southern Maryland cleared another hurdle Thursday, when a federal review found the controversial project poses no significant risks to nearby residents' safety and no major environmental impacts.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission staff concluded that "with appropriate mitigating measures" the $3.8 billion project could go forward to build a gas liquefaction plant, a gas-fired power plant and to convert an existing import terminal at Cove Point, on the Chesapeake Bay in Calvert County.

Dominion, an energy company based in Richmond, Va., welcomed the conclusions of the 230-page environmental assessment. The company wants to export up to 5.75 million metric tons of liquefied natural gas annually from Cove Point, which has seen only sporadic import activity in the nearly 40 years since it was built."

Timothy B. Wheeler reports for the Baltimore Sun May 15, 2014.


"FERC Finds Little Environmental Impact in Md. Natural Gas Export Project" (The Hill)

Source: Baltimore Sun, 05/16/2014