Skip to comments.The Other Keystone Itís just as important to stop Cove Point.
Posted on 03/27/2014 6:56:20 PM PDT by Hojczyk
Just as Keystone represents an extreme form of oil drillingtar sands oil is steamed from underground after the earth above has been shaved of vegetationso Cove Point represents the new frontier of post-fracking natural gas production. By connecting vast underground fossil fuel deposits with the infrastructure needed to bring them to market, Keystone and Cove Point threaten to unleash massive greenhouse gas emissions. Both are also aimed predominantly at export rather than domestic markets.
Cove Point, if built, would lead to the emission of more greenhouse gases than all seven coal-fired power plants in Maryland combined, Heather Mizeur, a Democratic candidate for governor who addressed the Baltimore rally, told me. Cove Points huge carbon footprint is rooted in geography, physics and its status as an export facility. Currently, most natural gas travels to market via pipelines, which limits US producers to customers in North America. Only by turning natural gas into a liquid that can be loaded onto ships can US producers reach overseas markets. But it takes enormous amounts of energy to chill natural gas to 260 degrees below zero, the temperature at which it liquefies. To produce that energy, Dominion proposes to build a separate 130-megawatt power plant at Cove Point.
This Country is doomed with these fools.....
They have been unable to stop the upgrades and expansions on the Embridge line.
Build the plant and pipeline immediatly!!!!
Do not let Mark drive or own a car, heat his cubicle, or cook his food. Also, he has to grow his own food and weave his own clothes.
Cue up, “What a Fool Believes.”
Had these people been in charge of the cave...we'd still be living in it.
Heather Mizeur needs to move into a cave immediately.
She needs a straightjacket not a governorship.
Worked on the LNG’s (Liquified natural Gas carriers) at Newport News when i was a kid. They were as big as a navy carrier.
Pipelines and cheap north american energy make much more sense.
any enviroweenie that votes against oil and gas drilling and delivery should be summarily stripped of every gas or electric powered vehicle in their garage.
Gee Wiz ... Why don’t we just commit suicide and leave the Country to Mexico, China, Russia or whomever I am sure they would do so much better preserving this land and the world... /sarc.
“Fire bad!! rrrrrrrr”
If they can get the Cove Point and other LNG export facilities up and running, then the domestic price of natural gas should go up, which means coal, wind, solar, and nuke will be more competitive.
Well that is a good thing!
Considering that we are entering a Solar Minimum period and the Earth will be cooling, we can hopefully counteract some that cooling with a Green House Effect.
These morons don’t comprehend the concept of a commodity.
Couldn’t the carbon Luddites solve the problem they’ve created by ALL of them simply not using ANY carbon based energy or carbon based products? No natural gas to heat their houses, no gasoline for their cars, no electricity from coal for their houses, no medicines, clothing or soaps made from petroleum, nothing that was hauled in a truck or train that runs on carbon fuel, no lubricants made from petroleum, and no products that contain plastic.
That would go a very long way towards cutting down for the need for oil and gas drilling and oil and gas pipelines.
And then, at cost of great physical exertion, and carbon exhalation that threatens to incinerate the earth with global warming, the cotton gin viciously rips the seeds asunder from the fiber...
“Pipelines and cheap north american energy make much more sense.”
I take it you believe that the earth is flat and that you will start destroying anything new just like the Hobsians did in England.