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U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry, flanked by Dominion officials, tours the company's Cove Point liquefaction facility.
Lusby, MD - Approximately three months after the exportation of natural gas officially began, Dominion Cove Point officials---along with local, state and national political figures; and their overseas business partners—gathered at the Lusby plant to mark the culmination of a seven-year process. The dedication of the Cove Point Liquefaction Project was held Thursday morning, July 26 at the liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility on the Chesapeake Bay.
“It’s a new day,” declared U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry, who represented the Trump Administration and frequently touted the president’s tenacity in making sure the U.S. was a major player in the exportation of energy fuel. “The president is a disrupter,” said Perry. “He doesn’t make apologies for this. He is negotiating every day to put America in a stronger position.”
The multi-billion-dollar project at Cove Point created controversy from the get-go—first with the Sierra Club, which claimed the exportation of natural gas would violate a long-standing pact. Along the way other environmental groups protested, declaring Dominion’s export product would be extracted via hydraulic fracturing, known pejoratively as “fracking.” In addition to raising objections about a lack of product purity, many local residents decried the planned project due to concerns about safety, noise, traffic and pollution. In addition to air....