Dominion lied. time to revoke the Cove Point permit.



Last Fall, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) made a huge mistake and permitted the construction of a massive fracked-gas export facility in Cove Point, Maryland.

Within days, local allies had appealed FERC's decision in the courts and with federal regulators. But Dominion resources, the company behind Cove Point and other local fracked gas pipelines, has begun construction anyway.

Our allies in Maryland are desperate to stop their homes, community and our collective environment from being destroyed by this project. They've done all the 'right' things: appealed to FERC's own rules, asked the courts to intercede, ANYTHING to get the project stopped or put on hold.

FERC promised to listen, and is required to consider an appeal. But while they dither Dominion just keeps building and building. And every day brings our climate and the community of Cove Point closer to a disaster. So our friends from Cove Point are going back again to occupy the FERC Commissioners' meeting, demanding that they respond to the appeal and stop construction. Sign here to support them, and send FERC a message that it's time to un-plug their ears and respond to the public's concern about fracked gas exports.



3351-3375 of 21476 signatures
Number Date Name Add your comment to FERC here
18126 2.8 years ago Charles Plymire
18125 2.8 years ago Marie Knoerl Please let you actions support President Obama's commitments to slow climate change!
18124 2.8 years ago Emily Davis
18123 2.8 years ago Candy Curtis
18122 2.8 years ago Karrie Vrabel
18121 2.8 years ago Mary Wamble
18120 2.8 years ago Nancy Loftin
18119 2.8 years ago Timothy Biel
18118 2.8 years ago Karen and Edward Osgood
18117 2.8 years ago Kim Dickey
18116 2.8 years ago Eric Hurt
18115 2.8 years ago William Franz
18114 2.8 years ago Barbara White
18113 2.8 years ago James Anderson
18112 2.8 years ago Dave Matthews
18111 2.8 years ago Rita Lewis
18110 2.8 years ago Kirsten Crase
18109 2.8 years ago Richard Koda
18108 2.8 years ago Pete Rykert
18107 2.8 years ago Mark Schwiebert
18106 2.8 years ago Laura Gubisch Time to EVOLVE - and join the right side of history. . . your 'future ancestors' will thank you many times over. . .
18105 2.8 years ago Angela Jacobs
18104 2.8 years ago Penny Hammack
18103 2.8 years ago Michele Stoudt This is a perfect example of the corporate money takeover of local government. Despite major pushback against the unsustainable polluting source of energy money is winning out - disgusting!
18102 2.8 years ago Lili Sheeline FERC:
A few personal comments from my perspective of how your actions have impacted me and others down here in Calvert County. These aren’t about the big issues – others will make those ponts. - The mid-level manager you sent to "listen" at that hearing was patronizing and offensive – even weeping and giving donuts to a girl who had the courage to speak out innocently, not realizing that this weepy person - and the rest of FERC - would completely ignore her entreaty.
- When I called your Public Affairs office to inquire who from FERC had attended that meeting, your representative stunned me by accusing me of wanting to publish (?!) their names (where?? I still don’t know what was she talking about?!), and declaring that they needed to be protected from ME! (I was just curious who FERC sends to cover these meetings! They had name tags on, for gods sake!) Then she HUNG UP ON ME.
- You have ignored our calls for a Quantitative Risk Assessment, accepting instead Dominion’s completely inadequate 2006 studies - which were found faulty by MD DNR at the time they were produced, for a far less volatile and dangerous and completely different facility.
- DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA HOW MUCH YOU HAVE ANGERED US? DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA HOW DEEPLY YOU HAVE PLUNGED US INTO OUR COMMITMENT TO SEE YOUR MODEL OF BUSINESS-AS-USUAL CHANGED? DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA HOW YOU ARE THREATENING US AND OUR QUALITY OF LIFE DOWN HERE? DO ANY OF YOU CARE AT ALL?

-I went to graduate school with folks like those you employ. At the time I, like many others, saw the opportunity to work at a place like FERC as an opportunity to do good things for the environment while working within the existing system. I had no idea how wrong I was.
- You WILL, at some point, be held accountable for the corrupt way in which you have operated. We are dedicated to seeing that happen. In the meantime, for once, DO THE RIGHT THING. STOP this construction while unanswered questions remain about safety, health, and environmental impacts.'); return false;">...
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