It’s a massive case of jobs versus the environment. On the first day of a key state permit hearing for a proposed gas export facility in Calvert County, hundreds hit the streets in protest.
Some Calvert County residents uncomfortable with the proximity of Dominion’s single-walled tanks to their neighborhood and plans to use the facility to export LNG. Dominion officials said the tanks are safe and measures are in place to contain a leak.
A broad coalition of lawyers, homeowners, organizations and businesses came together Tuesday to present their arguments opposing the construction of a liquefied natural gas export facility on the Chesapeake Bay in Calvert County.
Lusby’s natural gas import terminal is a victim of the boom in domestic production, and the industry’s political and economic uncertainties are endangering its owner’s efforts to rebound by adding export capabilities to the facility to take advantage of the plant’s vicinity to the Marcellus Shale gas field.