Tag Archives: Cove Point

Will New FERC Chair Protect People or the Fossil Fuel Lobby?

Federal Protective Services officers pull Ted Glick out of his seat at FERC meeting.
Federal Protective Services officers pull Ted Glick out of his seat at FERC meeting./Photo by John Zangas

By Ted Glick, EcoWatch

From the time I walked yesterday into the FERC building—that’s the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the most powerful and dangerous federal agency most people have never heard of—things felt and looked different.

First were the cops. There are always FERC security personnel at the front entrance, but it seemed like there were twice as many yesterday as I’d ever seen before in past visits. In addition, and ominously, there were also a couple of Department of Homeland Security/Federal Protective Services police prominently stationed where they could not be missed. Continue reading Will New FERC Chair Protect People or the Fossil Fuel Lobby?

Protestors Bring Ongoing “Situation” to New FERC Chairman

Security drags protestor Sean Glenn out of the FERC meeting: “As a kindergarten teacher, I am here for the children.”
Security drags protestor Sean Glenn out of the FERC meeting: “As a kindergarten teacher, I am here for the children.”/ Photo by John Zangas

By Anne Meador

At his first meeting as FERC Chairman, Commissioner Norman Bay gave the cold shoulder to demonstrators who repeatedly interrupted him to protest what they say is the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s rubberstamp approach to regulation.

“Oh my God, we have a situation here. The situation is not going away,” shouted protestor Charles Chandler. “There is no democracy here. You just ignore what I write on my computer.”

Video of protests at FERC meeting

Continue reading Protestors Bring Ongoing “Situation” to New FERC Chairman

Dominion Confirms Worker Injured at Cove Point

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By Marty Madden, Baynet

Lusby, MD – A contract employee was injured during unloading operations at Dominion Cove Point Monday, March 30, company officials stated.

According to a statement from Dominion Energy Communications Director Jim Norvelle, the Kiewit employee was transported by ambulance and then by helicopter to a hospital. Kiewit officials reported the injured worker was flown to Prince George’s Hospital Center. Continue reading Dominion Confirms Worker Injured at Cove Point

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

Cove Point LNG Protest Was Not a ‘Stunt’

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An activist drops a banner from a crane on Dominion’s construction site.

By Yvonne Micheli, Calvert Recorder

On Feb. 11, The Calvert Recorder published an unsigned editorial [“Protest in a safe, legal and peaceful manner”] calling the nonviolent civil disobedience that took place at Dominion’s Offsite Area A a “stunt” that endangered lives. It claimed the action was unnecessary because there are “other safe, legal avenues to pursue.” Continue reading Cove Point LNG Protest Was Not a ‘Stunt’