From We Are Cove Point:
Last week, on short notice, 40 people showed up at the Charles County Board of Appeals meeting to show opposition to reopening the zoning permit for Dominion Energy. In response, the Board decided to move the decision to the next meeting on May 22.
Mark your calendars now and plan to show up on May 22 at 7:00 pm at the Charles County Government Building, 200 Baltimore St. La Plata, MD. Here is the Facebook Page: Defend the Decision.
We won the fight to stop the Board from permitting the compressor station, now we need to defend that decision because Dominion Energy is not going to give up. They need this station to feed more fracked gas from neighboring states to the export terminal in Cove Point. We must not give up either.
And we are still fighting the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) to stop them from giving Dominion Energy a permit for the compressor station. It will take strong action to stop them because they said at the outset they are inclined to grant it (so much for democracy).
Here’s what you can do:
1. Join us Wednesday, May 16 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm in the lobby of the MDE at 1800 Washington Blvd in Baltimore. We sit and quietly hold signs (and you won’t believe how much that simple action bugs them). This week we will hold a teach in at the MDE. Join us in person to learn more about Dominion Energy’s projects in Maryland or watch the teach in on Facebook Live and share it widely. Sign up here.
2. Submit your public comment to the MDE. Submit your comment here.
3. Call Brian Frosh, the attorney general, at 240-479-9788. We suspect that MDE is moving ahead out of fear of a legal challenge by Dominion Energy. Tell Brian Frosh that his office should be directing MDE to respect Charles County by stopping the permit process, not giving in to Dominion Energy out of fear.
4. Call Andrea Baker, the attorney at the Maryland Department of the Environment, at 410-537-3055. Tell her that MDE should stop the permit process now.
5. Call Governor Hogan at 410 974 3901 and tell him that Maryland says NO to fracking and fracked gas. Stop the permit for Dominion Energy’s compressor station and order a safety study for Dominion Energy’s refinery and export terminal in Cove Point.
We continue to rally outside Governor Hogan’s mansion at 110 State Circle (College Ave side) in Annapolis at noon. Here is the Facebook page.
June will mark one year since Governor Hogan informed us of his decision to deny a safety study of Dominion Energy’s gas refinery and export terminal in Cove Point. We have special plans for the month to help the Governor understand what it’s like to live in a polluted industrial zone. We call it “Hitting Home.”
Please mark your calendars and plan to join us in Annapolis at noon on June 7, June 12, June 21 and June 26. Bring your friends and family. We can’t tell you what we’ll be doing on those days yet, but we guarantee they will be creative and fun.
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