27 Feb '14, 6pm

4 arrested at Cumberland Courthouse in protest of Cove Point #fracked gas export plan

4 arrested at Cumberland Courthouse in protest of Cove Point #fracked gas export plan

A local Unitarian minister and three western Maryland residents were arrested just before Noon today outside the Allegany County Courthouse in Cumberland for peacefully protesting Virginia-based Dominion Resources’ plan to build a liquefied natural gas export facility at Cove Point in southern Maryland. Cove Point protest in Cumberland. All participants expressed deep concern that Dominion’s Cove Point plan would incite enormous pressure to open western Maryland to industrial fracking wells and new gas infrastructure, harming public health and transforming the rural landscape that sustains local livelihoods. Photo credit: Chesapeake Climate Action Network The protesters blocked the courthouse entrance to demand justice in the controversial federal handling of the massive $3.8 billion project, which would take nearly a billion cubic feet of gas per day from fracking wells a...

Full article: http://ecowatch.com/2014/02/27/4-arrested-cove-point-frac...

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