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)

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5547 2 days ago Richard McCaffrey Ester, AK 2014 saw the largest annual jump in atmospheric CO2 concentration ever. The time for a policy change is last year!
5546 2 days ago Janet Ashby Port Republic, MD
5545 3 days ago Karola Spring Lakewood, CO
5544 6 days ago Kevin Armitage Oxford, OH
5543 1 week ago paul perrini fort lauderdale, FL
5542 4 weeks ago Patricia Tice MD We need to get ROWDY. Cove Point is not getting enough national press attention.
5541 4 weeks ago colleen schoenhard narberth , PA
5540 1 month ago denise Cameron ND
5539 1 month ago Anonymous Williamsburg, VA
5538 1 month ago Anonymous wikieup, AZ stand up for our planet. don't these companies have enough money already? they could lead the way to save our planet and still make more money than even they can hoard..
5537 1 month ago Ken Maurice Caernarfon, AK
5536 1 month ago Ed Poder Johnstown, PA
5535 1 month ago Lars Riber Ã…rhus, ot
5534 1 month ago Ed Poder Johnstown, PA
5533 1 month ago Anonymous Brewer, ME
5532 1 month ago William Posey Ranchos de taos, NM Trusting for profit corporations to pump millions of gallons of unknown, undisclosed chemicals into the water table of the earth is reckless beyond reason. LNG being shipped to make money for 1% whi...
5531 2 months ago Margaret Swezey Durham, NC Please stop Cove Point! Liquified natural gas threatens the water supply, and the Cove Point would undoubtedly damage the local environment. We should be investing in renewable energy, not fossil fu...
5530 2 months ago David Abram
5529 2 months ago Richard Phelps AL
5528 2 months ago nancy galloway albuquerque, NM
5527 2 months ago Donna Davey New York, NY
5526 2 months ago Leslie de Vries Annapolis, MD The Chesapeake and it's biological heritage are dying. It would be hard for me to enact this legislation, and it must be hard for you. But allowing this to go through continues to ensure that our ...
5525 2 months ago Dennis Stansell Suches , GA
5524 2 months ago Lawrence Yox Eugene, OR
5523 2 months ago Anonymous
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