USA: Sierra Club Opposes Cove Point LNG Export Plans
The Sierra Club filed Monday the first formal objection with the U.S. Department of Energy against the export of domestic gas produced from fracking.
This is the third LNG export facility the organization has opposed.
Facilities in Coos Bay, OR, Sabine Pass, LA and Cove Point, MD are the first three challenged by the Sierra Club.
The filing challenges the export of Marcellus shale gas and others from Cove Point, MD facility, citing that exports would raise gas and electricity prices nationally and expand natural gas fracking.
The filing also called for a full Environmental Impact Statement on the effects of increased Marcellus fracking that would be brought on by this export proposal.
LNG World News Staff, February 8, 2012