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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5554 7 days ago charles (freewil) philp new york, NY Thank you for your prompt and positive attention to this critical matter.
5553 2 weeks ago JC Williams North Bend, OR We are fighting this insanity in Coos Bay, OR also. Please visit our website They plan to build in an earthquake/tsunami zone near homes, schools and a mall.
5552 3 weeks ago charles straughan Forest Grove, OR 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.
Please explain how this is good for America!
5551 4 weeks ago JD FOOS OLALLA, WA
5550 4 weeks ago Ellen Levy Altadena, CA
5549 1 month ago Cyndi Mears Chicago, IL We should be investing in renewable energy, not fossil fuels...
5548 1 month ago Stephanie Ratcliffe Rochester, NY
5547 1 month 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 1 month ago Janet Ashby Port Republic, MD
5545 1 month ago Karola Spring Lakewood, CO
5544 1 month ago Kevin Armitage Oxford, OH
5543 1 month ago paul perrini fort lauderdale, FL
5542 2 months ago Patricia Tice MD We need to get ROWDY. Cove Point is not getting enough national press attention.
5541 2 months ago colleen schoenhard narberth , PA
5540 2 months ago denise Cameron ND
5539 2 months ago Anonymous Williamsburg, VA
5538 2 months 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 3 months ago Ken Maurice Caernarfon, AK
5536 3 months ago Ed Poder Johnstown, PA
5535 3 months ago Lars Riber Ã…rhus, ot
5534 3 months ago Ed Poder Johnstown, PA
5533 3 months ago Anonymous Brewer, ME
5532 3 months 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 3 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 3 months ago David Abram
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