Cove Point

Courtesy of Dominion Energy

Federal regulators gave a final go-ahead to Virginia-based Dominion Energy to build a natural gas export terminal in Southern Maryland this week. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved plans to retrofit Dominion’s Cove Point facility in Lusby that would allow the company to liquefy and export natural gas. Local and state agencies had already approved the $3.8 billion project despite strong opposition from local residents and environmentalists. WYPR's Fraser Smith and Christopher Connelly talk about what that means for Maryland and the concerns raised by the project's opponents.

Courtesy of Dominion Energy

Opponents of a proposed natural gas export facility in Southern Maryland are claiming a win in a Monday court ruling that may delay the project. But the company behind the $3.8 billion retrofit says that they don’t foresee any delays caused by the ruling.

Christopher Connelly/WYPR

Supporters and opponents of a proposed natural gas export facility in Calvert County turned out by the dozens to a Board of Public Works meeting in Annapolis on Wednesday. What was supposed to be a hearing about a relatively small permitting matter turned into nothing less than a referendum on the entire project.

Cove Point Project Advances, But Not A Done Deal

Jun 4, 2014

Even though a liquefied natural gas export facility at Cove Point is one step closer to being built, the controversy is far from settled. WYPR's Senior News Analyst Fraser Smith talks about it with News Director Joel McCord.

Cove Point Plant Stirs Statewide Angst

Mar 7, 2014
Joel McCord / WYPR

The hulking liquefied natural gas terminal at Cove Point in Calvert County stretches more than a mile into Chesapeake Bay. It has been almost dormant for years, serving mostly as a home for osprey.

Familiar Blue-Versus-Green Conflict Over Cove Point

Dec 4, 2013

WYPR's Fraser Smith and Andy Green of the Baltimore Sun talk about the effort to build a liquefied natural gas terminal at Cove Point in Calvert County and why Governor O'Malley is in a difficult political position.