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Sierra Club says it will reject planned Maryland terminal to export liquefied natural gas
Associated Press ^ | April 26, 2012 | Matthew Daly, Associated Press

Posted on 04/26/2012 9:16:07 AM PDT by Kennard

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Sierra Club says it will block an energy company's plan to export liquefied natural gas from the booming Marcellus Shale formation.

Virginia-based Dominion Resources Inc. is seeking to export 1 billion cubic feet per day through a terminal it owns in Maryland. A previous legal settlement gives the Sierra Club the ability to reject any significant changes to the purpose or footprint of the existing natural gas terminal in Cove Point, Md.

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1 posted on 04/26/2012 9:16:14 AM PDT by Kennard
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To: Kennard

The left will oppose anything that is good for the country.


2 posted on 04/26/2012 9:18:08 AM PDT by Kennard
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To: Kennard

What a shocker.


3 posted on 04/26/2012 9:23:00 AM PDT by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: Kennard
A previous legal settlement gives the Sierra Club the ability to reject any significant changes...

I'm not going to read the article but why would they give a hoot what the Sierra Club had to say in the first palce?

4 posted on 04/26/2012 9:23:45 AM PDT by NativeSon ( Grease the floor with Crisco when I dance the Disco)
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To: Kennard

I fully support Dominion’s right to export the LNG if it so desires ... but burning it right here in America would be perfectly fine with me.


5 posted on 04/26/2012 9:24:43 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Kennard
They opposed importing LNG at Cove Point, too, iirc.
6 posted on 04/26/2012 9:25:29 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Kennard

Yes, there is only one safe place to put a LNG terminal, . . TEXAS!


7 posted on 04/26/2012 9:27:05 AM PDT by 2001convSVT (Going Galt as fast as I can.)
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To: Kennard
Did I miss something?

Who elected the Sierra Club to what?

8 posted on 04/26/2012 9:28:07 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: Kennard

Why in the world does the Sierra Club have any influence over what the State of Virginia wants to do with a terminal in Maryland? Methinks the SC is overstepping their sphere of influence (besides being wrong about just about everything.)


9 posted on 04/26/2012 9:28:39 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Kennard

Wonder what the previous settlement was all about..........


10 posted on 04/26/2012 9:34:08 AM PDT by Osage Orange (The MSM is the most dangerous entity in the United States of America.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Settlements seem to be a great way for liberals to circumvent the political and legal process. DOn’t know what happened in this case, but it works like this:

A school board wants to do something, like force taxes to be raised, but has no authority to do so. So instead, they impose some obviously onerous rule based on not having money.

Then some “affected party” “sues” the school board, insisting that they spend the money. The suit goes to court, and the school board enters into a settlement where the taxes are raised. If they can get the judge to sign the settlement, now they have a “legal” decree to do what they couldn’t do politically.


11 posted on 04/26/2012 9:37:30 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Kennard
"A previous legal settlement gives the Sierra Club the ability to reject any significant changes to the purpose or footprint of the existing natural gas terminal in Cove Point, Md."

Winning The Future?

12 posted on 04/26/2012 9:50:59 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Kennard

The Sierra Club was a tool of the Soviets back in the ‘80s.

The Sierra Club is a tool of Putin and the Russians today.

US gas exports have the potential to cut into GAZPROM’s lucrative European gas contracts, costing the Russians trillions of dollars and breaking European dependence on Russian energy sources. The Russians are highly motivated to make sure that no gas gets shipped out of the East Coast of the United States.

And along comes the Sierra Club to make sure that does not happen. How convenient.


13 posted on 04/26/2012 9:53:20 AM PDT by Haiku Guy ("The problem with Internet Quotes is that you never know if they are real" -- Abraham Lincoln)
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To: 2001convSVT

14 posted on 04/26/2012 9:55:31 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Osage Orange
Wonder what the previous settlement was all about..........

Sure would help give some context. Sounds like one of those effectively collusive settlements ginned up by environmentalists and their friends in government, but it's impossible to tell from the article. Giving the Sierra Club veto power over anything is positively nuts.
15 posted on 04/26/2012 10:01:35 AM PDT by rockvillem
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To: NativeSon

The Sierra Club? I am unfamiliar with this branch of government.


16 posted on 04/26/2012 10:06:08 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: 2001convSVT
"Yes, there is only one safe place to put a LNG terminal, . . TEXAS!"

As Darth Vader found out...."there is another".....Louisiana (aka LOOP....Louisiana Offshore Oil Port).

17 posted on 04/26/2012 10:18:00 AM PDT by Wonder Warthog
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To: rockvillem
Wonder what the previous settlement was all about ...

Sierra says that it is a 1970s agreement with a previous owner, Columbia Gas:

http://sierraclub.typepad.com/compass/2012/04/defeats-lng.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+compass-main+%28Compass+-+Main%29

18 posted on 04/26/2012 10:23:13 AM PDT by Kennard
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To: Kennard

If I wanted America to fail...


19 posted on 04/26/2012 10:29:32 AM PDT by Chuckster (The longer I live the less I care about what you think.)
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To: Kennard

how in the hell does a political action committee get legal jurisdiction over anything?????


20 posted on 04/26/2012 10:29:35 AM PDT by joe fonebone (If you vote for the lesser of two evils, you are still voting for evil.)
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To: Haiku Guy
The Democrats oppose Cheniere's plans for an LNG terminal as well:

Congressional Democrats have proposed legislation that would ban new LNG exports. Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass., who is pushing a ban, said the expert terminals would mean sending U.S. natural gas to China and Europe 00 and “exporting our manufacturing jobs abroad along with the fuel.”

“America should exploit her competitive advantage with lower natural gas prices to create jobs in the United States, not export natural gas to create more profits for oil and gas companies,” Markey said.

They wrap their export objections in the flag, while simultaneously opposing extraction through fracing as dangerous, etc.

Stop exploring, stop producing, stop exporting ... their objective is simply to bring the country to its knees.

21 posted on 04/26/2012 10:36:32 AM PDT by Kennard
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To: Kennard

http://mb50.wordpress.com/tag/ed-markey/


22 posted on 04/26/2012 10:38:04 AM PDT by Kennard
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To: Haiku Guy
The Sierra Club is a tool of Putin and the Russians today.

The following is from the Sierra Club of Canada, at http://www.sierraclub.ca/en/node/244

President Putin happy birthday and a ratification too!

Ottawa – The Sierra Club of Canada will present a birthday cake to Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Russian Embassy, 285 Charlotte St., 11 a.m., Tuesday, October 7, 2003. The presentation is being made in conjunction with a world-wide action sending Mr. Putin birthday cards by email.

Canadians can send a eCard at www.foeeurope.org/happy birthday_putin.

Environmentalists around the world are urging Mr. Putin to ratify the Kyoto Protocol and thereby put the climate change treaty into force.

“We want Mr. Putin to know we wish him well and remind him how important it is for Russia to ratify the Kyoto Protocol,“ said Elizabeth May, Executive Director of the Sierra Club of Canada.

The world is waiting for Russia to ratify the Kyoto Protocol, the only international treaty to tackle dangerous climate change. Despite its ratification by 117 countries in the absence of a commitment by the United States, Entry into Force of the Protocol depends entirely on Russia. While Putin has declared on several occasions that Russia will ratify the treaty, its failure to do so is delaying desperately needed action to cut global greenhouse gas emissions. For the Kyoto Protocol to come into force at least 55 countries representing 55% of global emissions must ratify. At present, the emissions from the 117 countries that have ratified amount to only 42% of global emissions. Russia’s 1990 emissions were 17% of global greenhouse gas emissions.

Sierra Club of Canada members will present a cake featuring a map of Russia complete with melting cap of ice cream symbolizing the impact the rapid increase in global temperatures is having in the Arctic of both Canada and Russia.

“We hope Mr. Putin will follow the lead of Prime Minister Chrétein and the leaders of Europe and take responsibility for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The time for negotiations is long passed and now it’s time for action!” said Andrew Dumbrille.

23 posted on 04/26/2012 10:39:21 AM PDT by bkopto (Obama is merely a symptom of a more profound, systemic disease in American body politic.)
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To: Wonder Warthog

The Sierra Club democrats would never approve it, it makes too much sense.


24 posted on 04/26/2012 10:46:18 AM PDT by 2001convSVT (Going Galt as fast as I can.)
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To: Paladin2

And to think...one “BEANO” tablet and this all could have been avoided!


25 posted on 04/26/2012 10:51:17 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Paladin2
Excellent picture and it makes my point, Sierra Club democrat's eyes light up with the thought of so much carnage happening in Texas.
26 posted on 04/26/2012 10:51:30 AM PDT by 2001convSVT (Going Galt as fast as I can.)
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To: Osage Orange

http://in.reuters.com/article/2012/04/26/dominion-lng-sierra-idINL2E8FQ5ZB20120426


27 posted on 04/26/2012 10:51:45 AM PDT by Kennard
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To: 2001convSVT

Texas City apparently found out that ships loaded with Ammonium Nitrate are not necessarily benign.


28 posted on 04/26/2012 10:53:52 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Kennard
""Liquefied natural gas is the dirtiest and most polluting form of gas,""

Those dirty 'rats....

29 posted on 04/26/2012 10:57:14 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: rockvillem

www.ecologixgroup.com/Cove_Point.doc


30 posted on 04/26/2012 10:58:17 AM PDT by Kennard
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To: Osage Orange

www.ecologixgroup.com/Cove_Point.doc


31 posted on 04/26/2012 11:00:08 AM PDT by Kennard
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To: Kennard
Serria club, the people that sued the forest service to stop the cleanup of 100,000 acres of trees that blew down in a micro burst and now we have lost millions of acres of trees due to the pine beetles that came form the blow down.
32 posted on 04/26/2012 11:00:18 AM PDT by mountainlion (I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
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To: Smokin' Joe
They opposed importing LNG at Cove Point, too, iirc.

www.ecologixgroup.com/Cove_Point.doc

When our natural gas prices were high, their objective was to keep prices high by, among other things, restricting imports, thereby supporting a shift to "renewable energy" sources.

Of course, they didn't lay it out like that for popular consumption.

33 posted on 04/26/2012 11:08:15 AM PDT by Kennard
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To: Kennard

Thanks for the links! Puts some context into how the Sierra Club ended up in the middle of this. Interesting that the Sierra Club agreed to the new agreement in 2005 that doubled the capacity of the terminal.


34 posted on 04/26/2012 11:12:26 AM PDT by rockvillem
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To: Kennard

And when did the Sierra Club become our lord and master?


35 posted on 04/26/2012 11:21:15 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Kennard

“A previous legal settlement gives the Sierra Club the ability to reject any significant changes to the purpose or footprint of the existing natural gas terminal in Cove Point, Md.”

This is all about holding up the utility and its stockholders for ransom. It had to pay before to get the terminal built to get needed LNG gas in. Now it must pay to export surplus gas the fracking drilling has opened up. Sierra is a money grabber, not an environmentalist.


36 posted on 04/26/2012 11:36:34 AM PDT by RicocheT (Eat the rich only if you're certain it's your last meal)
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This is all about holding up the utility and its stockholders for ransom. It had to pay before to get the terminal built to get needed LNG gas in. Now it must pay to export surplus gas the fracking drilling has opened up. Sierra is a money grabber, not an environmentalist.

Like Jesse Jackson's Rainbow Coalition, this is like paying an extortionist. The money is used to extort money from others others and then come back and extort money from you again years later. Once you let the camel's nose under the tent, your troubles will never end.

Public companies only think about the next quarter's earnings, however, so they are the ultimate suckers, trading short term relief for long term pain. Consider the auto manufacturers and the UAW.

37 posted on 04/26/2012 11:49:59 AM PDT by Kennard
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To: Kennard

***The Sierra Club says it will block an energy company’s plan to export liquefied natural gas from the booming Marcellus Shale formation.***

The SIERRA CLUB can be bought off. Chesapeake Gas gave them $25 million dollars to lobby against coal fired power plants.

They dropped their lawsuit against AEP (SWEPCO) over the JOHN TURK coal fired power plant when SWEPCO agreed to also buy 300MW of WIND generated power.


38 posted on 04/26/2012 12:07:51 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: bkopto
Environmentalists around the world are urging Mr. Putin to ratify the Kyoto Protocol and thereby put the climate change treaty into force.

“We want Mr. Putin to know we wish him well and remind him how important it is for Russia to ratify the Kyoto Protocol,“ said Elizabeth May, Executive Director of the Sierra Club of Canada.

Don't get me started on the Russians and Kyoto!

Note that "Russia's" emissions in 1990 were 17% of the global total. Actually, that was the emissions of the old Soviet Union, which collapsed a year later in 1991.

The Soviet Union was a very inefficient industrialized nation. Their energy consumption per unit of production was many times that of the West. When their economy collapsed in 1992, their CO2 emissions fell off the table, and have never approached even half their previous levels.

Well, wouldn't you know it... but by the most remarkable coincidence, the Kyoto Protocol bases permissible carbon emissions caps for various nations on a 1990 baseline, a level of emissions that Russia is well below today and will probably never reach again. So Russia is now sitting on a huge pile of Carbon Credits that they are desperate to monetize. Not only would Kyoto give them a tremendous advantage because they would not be constrained by carbon caps, it would actually allow them to make money off of their past economic collapse.

Lemons into lemonade, and all that...

So when Russia mis-reports temperatre data from it's vast interior, as they did when they reported the same data for September and October 2008, just before a US Presidential Election, they are promoting the "science" of Global Warming and putting money into their own pockets. And when they send icebreakers into the arctic and report back on retreating and thinning icepack, that nobody else has been able to observe, they are standing to make a profit from those findings.

And the Sierra Club is right on board with that effort, as well...

39 posted on 04/26/2012 12:13:26 PM PDT by Haiku Guy ("The problem with Internet Quotes is that you never know if they are real" -- Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
The SIERRA CLUB can be bought off. Chesapeake Gas gave them $25 million dollars to lobby against coal fired power plants.

They dropped their lawsuit against AEP (SWEPCO) over the JOHN TURK coal fired power plant when SWEPCO agreed to also buy 300MW of WIND generated power.

Sierra was not "bought off". The reality is that Chesapeake is an easy touch and was extorted.

These are great examples of a socialist lobby group using extorted funds to expand its extortion ring, similar to the Somali pirates financing their operations from prior ransom payments. Chesapeake may suffer Sierra coming back at them with funds that they extort from the coal industry, if CHK doesn't go out of business first.

Once you feed the beast and prove that you are "of easy virtue", it never ends.

40 posted on 04/26/2012 12:42:08 PM PDT by Kennard
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