Skip to comments.Sierra Club says it will reject planned Maryland terminal to export liquefied natural gas
Posted on 04/26/2012 9:16:07 AM PDT by Praxeologue
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Sierra Club says it will block an energy company's plan to export liquefied natural gas from the booming Marcellus Shale formation.
Virginia-based Dominion Resources Inc. is seeking to export 1 billion cubic feet per day through a terminal it owns in Maryland. A previous legal settlement gives the Sierra Club the ability to reject any significant changes to the purpose or footprint of the existing natural gas terminal in Cove Point, Md.
(Excerpt) Read more at finance.yahoo.com ...
The left will oppose anything that is good for the country.
What a shocker.
I'm not going to read the article but why would they give a hoot what the Sierra Club had to say in the first palce?
I fully support Dominion’s right to export the LNG if it so desires ... but burning it right here in America would be perfectly fine with me.
Yes, there is only one safe place to put a LNG terminal, . . TEXAS!
Who elected the Sierra Club to what?
Why in the world does the Sierra Club have any influence over what the State of Virginia wants to do with a terminal in Maryland? Methinks the SC is overstepping their sphere of influence (besides being wrong about just about everything.)
Wonder what the previous settlement was all about..........
Settlements seem to be a great way for liberals to circumvent the political and legal process. DOn’t know what happened in this case, but it works like this:
A school board wants to do something, like force taxes to be raised, but has no authority to do so. So instead, they impose some obviously onerous rule based on not having money.
Then some “affected party” “sues” the school board, insisting that they spend the money. The suit goes to court, and the school board enters into a settlement where the taxes are raised. If they can get the judge to sign the settlement, now they have a “legal” decree to do what they couldn’t do politically.
Winning The Future?
The Sierra Club was a tool of the Soviets back in the ‘80s.
The Sierra Club is a tool of Putin and the Russians today.
US gas exports have the potential to cut into GAZPROM’s lucrative European gas contracts, costing the Russians trillions of dollars and breaking European dependence on Russian energy sources. The Russians are highly motivated to make sure that no gas gets shipped out of the East Coast of the United States.
And along comes the Sierra Club to make sure that does not happen. How convenient.
The Sierra Club? I am unfamiliar with this branch of government.
As Darth Vader found out...."there is another".....Louisiana (aka LOOP....Louisiana Offshore Oil Port).
Sierra says that it is a 1970s agreement with a previous owner, Columbia Gas:
If I wanted America to fail...
how in the hell does a political action committee get legal jurisdiction over anything?????