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WYPR Senior News Analyst Fraser Smith and his guests break down recent political news in Maryland.Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 6 am and 8:45 am.

Feds Give Go-Ahead For Cove Point Gas Exporting Project

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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.

Christopher Connelly is a political reporter for WYPR, covering the day-to-day movement and machinations in Annapolis. He comes to WYPR from NPR, where he was a Joan B. Kroc Fellow, produced for weekend All Things Considered and worked as a rundown editor for All Things Considered. Chris has a master’s degree in journalism from UC Berkeley. He’s reported for KALW (San Francisco), KUSP (Santa Cruz, Calif.) and KJZZ (Phoenix), and worked at StoryCorps in Brooklyn, N.Y. He’s filed stories on a range of topics, from a shortage of dog blood in canine blood banks to heroin addicts in Tanzania. He got his start in public radio at WYSO in Yellow Springs, Ohio, when he was a student at Antioch College.