Monthly Archives: March 2015

Dominion Sinks to New Low with Bought-And-Paid-For Supporters at FERC Meeting

16688961649_9c4722b45f_oBy pontoon, Blue Virginia

Free Nelson attended Thursday night’s Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) meeting in the Shenandoah Valley. The meeting was designed to hear concerns from the public regarding the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP), and to contribute input towards the Environmental impact study (EIS) FERC is required to conduct.

What we found truly astonishing about this meeting was the lengths to which Dominion Power continues to sink in its efforts to create the appearance of support for its ill-conceived, dirty fossil fuel pipeline. Some of the tactics used by Dominion are eerily similar to a 6-year-old throwing a temper tantrum, and they’re just as unattractive. Continue reading Dominion Sinks to New Low with Bought-And-Paid-For Supporters at FERC Meeting

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Request for Rehearing on Cove Point Demanded at FERC Meeting

Margaret Flowers removed by security from FERC Commission meeting/Photo by Kevin Zeese
Margaret Flowers removed by security from FERC Commission meeting/Photo by Kevin Zeese

By Beyond Extreme Energy in Baynet

Washington, DC – This morning, March 19, singing and chanting members of We Are Cove Point (WACP) from Lusby, Maryland, and their supporters from Beyond Energy (BXE) attempted to sit in and read a statement at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) monthly meeting, protesting FERC’s failure to rule on a Request for Rehearing of its Sept. 29, 2014 order approving Dominion Resource’s construction permit for Cove Point even while construction at the hotly-challenged site continues. They were immediately removed from the building and the doors were locked behind them. Continue reading Request for Rehearing on Cove Point Demanded at FERC Meeting

Protestors Refuse to Be Silenced at FERC Meeting

A protestor is escorted from the FERC Commissioners' meeting on March 19, 2015/Photo by Scott Mahaskey
A protestor is escorted from the FERC Commissioners’ meeting on March 19, 2015/Photo by Scott Mahaskey

By Rich Heidorn, Jr., RTO Insider

WASHINGTON — About 10 protesters were led or carried out of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s open meeting Thursday after defying the commission’s “no interruptions” rule with chants of “Stop construction at Cove Point!”

Last week, the commission issued an order saying it no longer will allow protesters to read statements before its meetings, as Chairman Cheryl LaFleur previously had permitted since the activists began appearing regularly at commission meetings last fall. Continue reading Protestors Refuse to Be Silenced at FERC Meeting

Dominion Fined for Delayed Emissions Reporting at Cove Point LNG

A prop illustrates all the pollutants that will be emitted by the Cove Point power station.
A prop illustrates all the pollutants that will be emitted by the Cove Point power station.
Agrees to $365,000 settlement with EPA

By Sarah Fleischman, Calvert Recorder

Dominion Cove Point has agreed to pay a settlement of $365,000 for the lack of timely reporting of ammonia emissions that occurred between December 2012 and February 2013.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency cited Dominion for failing to report 27 separate releases of more than 100 pounds of ammonia from its natural gas turbines while generating the site’s electricity, according to an EPA statement distributed Tuesday. Continue reading Dominion Fined for Delayed Emissions Reporting at Cove Point LNG

Rubber Stamper FERC, Dominion Shills Come to Nelson County

By pontoon, Blue Virginia

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Environmental Impact Study scoping meeting was held Wednesday night in Nelson before a standing-room-only crowd in the 600-seat auditorium at Nelson County High School. FERC had “invited” several state police officers to maintain order. We welcomed them and told them we promised to behave. Continue reading Rubber Stamper FERC, Dominion Shills Come to Nelson County

Sixth Fracking Explosion in West Virginia Prompts Cease and Desist Order

Because America is NOT expendable, stop fracking and other non-sustainable energy productionBy Deborah Dupre, examiner.com

After a sixth fracking explosion injured a worker and sent a tank flying 100 feet, government has shut down a repeat offender drill company based in West Virginia with a cease and desist order and a violation notice. The orders come as America’s main oil and gas trade group prepares to launch yet another aggressive campaign to promote non-renewable energy.

Repeat environmental, safety, and human rights offender, at least since 2010, Jay-Bee Oil and Gas has been shut down after its latest “fraccident” (fracking accident) when a worker was injured in an explosion that sent a tank flying last week. Continue reading Sixth Fracking Explosion in West Virginia Prompts Cease and Desist Order

FERC, Delaware Riverkeeper Skirmish Over Transco’s Leidy Project

Leidy SoutheastBy David Bradley, Natural Gas Intelligence

Preliminary work on Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Co. LLC’s (Transco) proposed Leidy Southeast expansion, which would relieve capacity constraints in the Marcellus Shale while serving local distribution companies along the Atlantic Seaboard, appear to be on hold pending the outcome of a lawsuit filed by the Delaware Riverkeeper Network (DRN). Continue reading FERC, Delaware Riverkeeper Skirmish Over Transco’s Leidy Project