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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Number Date Name Location
5568 1 day ago Brendan Pearse Hillsboro, OR
5567 3 days ago David M. Dunn Lansing, MI
5566 1 week ago Joan-Marie Bauman Monticello, NY
5565 3 weeks ago chris croke baltimore, MD Cove Point is a archetypal example of the fossil fuel industry's indifference to humanity and insatiable greed. Furthermore, it will enhance the coffers of one former Democratic Governor.
5564 4 weeks ago carol jagiello bloomingdale, NJ
5563 4 weeks ago Amy Atchley Baton Rouge, LA
5562 1 month ago Cyndi Mears Chicago, IL We should be investing in renewable energy, not fossil fuels, to save our earth and the sentient beings who live on earth.
5561 1 month ago James A. Randazise Branford, CT
5560 1 month ago Stephanie Bell Seatac, WA
5559 1 month ago Roger Santerre New Paltz, NY Invest in renewable wind & solar!
5558 1 month ago Marie-Josée Yelle Ottawa,
5557 2 months ago Anonymous Bryan, TX
5556 2 months ago Krae Van Sickle East Hampton,, NY Please direct funding and policy initiatives to support the immediate transition to sustainable energy - not projects like Cove Point
5555 3 months ago William G Gonzalez Suffern, NY To: President Barack Obama:
5554 3 months ago charles (freewil) philp new york, NY Thank you for your prompt and positive attention to this critical matter.
5553 4 months 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 4 months 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 months ago JD FOOS OLALLA, WA
5550 4 months ago Ellen Levy Altadena, CA
5549 4 months ago Cyndi Mears Chicago, IL We should be investing in renewable energy, not fossil fuels...
5548 4 months ago Stephanie Ratcliffe Rochester, NY
5547 4 months 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 4 months ago Janet Ashby Port Republic, MD
5545 4 months ago Karola Spring Lakewood, CO
5544 5 months ago Kevin Armitage Oxford, OH
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