Concerned About Climate Change? Take Action to Stop Cove Point

You've heard of Keystone XL but have you heard of Cove Point? While it hasn't garnered the same amount of attention as the infamous pipeline, the proposed $3.8 billion liquid natural gas (LNG) export facility would do serious damage to the local environment and could put the United States on the path to massively increasing our greenhouse gas emissions.

The proposed Cove Point export facility in southern Maryland just fifty miles from the White House would turn natural gas into a liquid to be sent overseas. Much of that natural gas would be obtained through fracking, giving companies a huge incentive to expand the dangerous practice. Furthermore, while natural gas has been sold as a clean alternative to coal, the facility at Cove Point would trigger more planet-heating pollution than all seven of Maryland's coal plants combined. Finally, while its proponents no doubt want to paint Cove Point as a potential boon for the economy, only the gas industry stands to profit; a recent study commissioned by the Department of Energy found that exporting US gas would raise the price here at home by as much as 27 percent. 

According to the International Energy Agency and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, if we're to limit global warming to just 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit above preindustrial levels (a level that avoids climate catastrophe, according to scientists), about two-thirds of the earth's remaining fossil fuels need to stay underground. In the struggle to mitigate the effects of climate change, Cove Point would take us backwards. We need to move forward.

Activists at the Chesapeake Climate Action Network are working tirelessly to make sure that the Cove Point facility never comes to pass and that Maryland instead embraces clean energy alternatives. Join them in calling on President Obama to reverse course on his support of LNG exports.

Protest agaisnt Cove Point
(Robert Meyers)

1-25 of 5603 signatures
Number Date Name Location
5603 3 months ago Ariana Small Fort Washington, PA
5602 3 months ago Sherrell Cuneo Los Angeles, CA
5601 10 months ago Betty King Tucson, AZ
5600 1 year ago Victoria Jarman North Bergen, NJ
5599 1 year ago Charles L. Zorbaugh, Sr. Columbia, MD
5598 1 year ago Bina Israni South San Francisco, CA
5597 1 year ago Diana Elbirt
5596 1 year ago noah madlin new rochelle, NY
5595 1 year ago margarita maldonado san antonio, TX
5594 1 year ago Linda Albers Elk Grove Village, IL
5593 1 year ago Rick Ohm Oak Harbor, OH
5592 1 year ago Sandra and David Schild Aliso Viejo, CA
5591 1 year ago Ben Clarkson Montreal, QC I'm planning on having kids. Please don't force them to suffer. Let us take it on instead.
5590 1 year ago RUTH KANTOR Claymont, DE
5589 1 year ago phyllis derfner sunny isles beach, FL
5588 1 year ago Anonymous Norfolk, VA Why on earth would you make anything that will be exported when we could use it here? Plus why push our Green House Gases up to make an exported product? This makes no sense to US.
5587 1 year ago Roland Hromek Dundalk, MD
5586 1 year ago Geoff English Surrey, BC
5585 1 year ago Christine Bergstrom Fort Atkinson, WI
5584 1 year ago Serena Lloyd
5583 1 year ago Silas Swanson Swanson
5582 1 year ago Anonymous Newport, CA
5581 1 year ago Sean Foley Gill, MA
5580 1 year ago Jim VanDeLaarschot Sebastopol, CA
5579 1 year ago Lorene France Pensacola, FL
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