Action Alert Cove Point

“Without a vision, the people [and watershed] perish.”  (Proverbs 29:18)

If you haven’t been following the latest developments with the proposed expansion of  Dominion’s Cove Point processing facility in Calvert County and its potential impacts on our (and the whole nation’s) Chesapeake Bay watershed community, then it’s time to take notice.

Dominion Resources proposes converting an existing facility located in a residential area into a massive export terminal for liquid natural gas (LNG), the only one of its kind along the eastern seaboard.

Envision this:

  • International shipping tankers (to export the LNG) will be a common sight in the Chesapeake; discharged water ballast will have unforeseen consequences on Bay ecosystems
  • The increased LNG production will require an expanded system of pipelines to transport it through the wetlands and woodlands of the Chesapeake watershed in Maryland and Virginia to get it to the Cove Point facility
  • With the availability of an international exporting facility, hydraulic fracturing to produce LNG will increase dramatically
  • Fuel prices will rise as LNG is shipped to other nations rather than staying here in the U.S. to offset domestic demands
  • Expansion of an international LNG exporting facility in a residential area will be grossly out of balance.

Dominion Resources has been allowed by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to conduct a less-rigorous impact assessment, called an Environmental Assessment (EA), rather than the more appropriate and in-depth impact assessment called the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The EA resulted in a “Finding of No Significant Impact” (FONSI).

Was this a fair and honest evaluation of all potential impacts?

Did Dominion Resources truthfully envision how this project fits within a balanced web of life?

Is this a vision that reflects love for all Creation?

To ask these questions and demand honest answers,

  • Attend the FERC’s ONLY planned public meeting:

THIS SATURDAY, MAY 31 AT PATUXENT HIGH SCHOOL, 1-6PM
12485 Southern Connector Blvd, Lusby, MD
RSVP HERE

Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake envisions a time when faith communities throughout the Chesapeake Watershed community will have a deep appreciation of the sanctity of Creation and will care and advocate for it through their words and actions.

Will you envision with us?

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ON AIR: IPC in the Media

Living Questions: Faith-Inspired Environmentalism. Listen HERE as IPC's Executive Director Jodi Rose, Rabbi Nina Beth Cardin and Emmalee June Aman discuss the role faith plays in motivating environmental activists and what religious scriptures and faith leaders say about humankind's responsibility in caring for Creation. The discussion was originally aired June 7, 2017 on WYPR 88.1FM.

On March 29, 2017, Jodi appeared on The Green & Sexy Radio ShowListen to the conversation HERE.