15 Feb '12, 9pm

Stopping Liquid Natural Gas Port in Maryland a Blow Against Fracking in the Marcellus Shale, Too

Residents in southern Maryland have long felt like the energy sacrifice zone for the rest of the state. They have to cope with the Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Plant; and for the past few decades they’ve had to contend with attempts (many of which have been successful) to expand a liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility in Cove Point. This proposed LNG facility is making the most recent news, and local activists are making sure the area isn't sacrificed for it. "We don't want to create a situation where there’s more demand for natural gas: more fracking, more shipping it, more pumping of it, all that," says Sierra Club Maryland volunteer Dave O'Leary. "This creates threats that put our water at risk and increases the impact on climate disruption." That's why the Sierra Club just filed the first formal objection with the Department of Energy against the export of domestic gas...

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