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14 February 2014

Thursday 20 FEB 14 in Baltimore: Major rally to oppose Cove Point

OPPOSITION to dominion resources' proposed Cove Point, Maryland liquified natural gas export facility is growing.  There will be a major rally in Baltimore on Thursday, 20FEB14 against Cove Point, see the below to RSVP. If you can't attend, you can still lend your voice against the proposal by submitting a public comment (see my post A Big Fracking Lie & Speak out against Dominion's Cove Point fracked gas export terminal 21JAN&13FEB14 http://bucknacktssordidtawdryblog.blogspot.com/2014/02/a-big-fracking-lie-speak-out-against.html ). This from Credo Action.....

Thursday in Baltimore: Major rally to oppose Cove Point
Cove Point is one of the worst fracking projects ever proposed for the East Coast. Our allies in Maryland are organizing a major rally on Thursday in Baltimore to put pressure on Governor O'Malley and the state Public Service Commission to reject this outrageous project -- will you join them?
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Cove Point is one of the worst fracking projects ever proposed for the East Coast. If completed, this fracked gas export facility will generate huge quantities of carbon pollution and encourage massively expanded fracking throughout Appalachia by giving the gas industry access to major foreign markets.1 2
Maryland Governor O'Malley and the state Public Service Commission must sign off on key permits, and so far they haven't taken a public stance on Cove Point. Governor O'Malley has unambiguous 2016 presidential ambitions, and is positioning himself as a progressive and environmental champion, so if we speak out loudly enough we may be able to pressure him to act.
Our allies in Maryland are organizing a major rally on Thursday in Baltimore to put pressure on Governor O'Malley and the Public Service Commission to reject this outrageous project. Activists from across the region will be there to speak out -- will you join them?
What: Rally to stop Cove Point
When: Thursday, February 20, noon-1:30pm
Where: War Memorial Plaza, corner of N. Gay St. & E. Fayette St., Baltimore, MD 21202
Click here to RSVP for the rally.
The federal government has already granted Cove Point a license to export fracked gas overseas to countries like China and India. Worse, the Obama administration gave Cove Point a free pass by opting for a less stringent environmental review that will speed approval of the project.
Every step in the process of extracting, transporting and burning fracked gas endangers public health and safety and exacerbates climate change. The entire process is so dirty and energy-intensive that exporting gas is about as bad as or worse than burning coal. And with about 20 similar fracked gas export facilities pending approval across the country, approving Cove Point would add momentum to the fracking industry's push to turn the United States into a global hub for gas exports.
The facilities required to supercool and liquefy fracked gas are so energy-intensive that Cove Point developer Dominion will need to build a brand new 130-megawatt power plant just to power them. Cove Point's liquefaction facility alone would produce more carbon pollution than all but three of the state's coal-fired power plants. And to ship gas from fracking operations across the region to Cove Point will require building a massive network of explosion-prone pipelines and polluting compressor stations.
It's clear that only the fracking industry will gain if the Cove Point export terminal is approved. But we won't be able to stop Cove Point unless we speak out. I hope you'll be at the rally.
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Thanks for fighting fracking.
Zack Malitz, Campaign Manager
CREDO Action from Working Assets
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1. "Stop Fracked Gas Exports at Cove Point," Chesapeake Climate Action Network
2. Bill McKibben and Mike Tidwell, "A Big Fracking Lie," Politico, January 21, 2014