In order to expose the rhetoric of CCAN, I might as well publish their email which I received in my email. Here it is [with all the graphics added in] in which they annoyingly say that the building of the LNG plant is a ‘radical’ idea:
Sent: Fri, 22 Nov 2013 09:42:37 -0500 (EST)
Subject: What Dominion didn’t count on
It’s been barely two weeks since CCAN and more than 30 allied groups launched a statewide campaign to stop a radical idea: piping massive amounts of fracked gas through Maryland, liquefying it on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay at Cove Point, and shipping it off to Asia.
Since Nov. 5th, we’ve been crisscrossing Maryland on a nine-county tour and — wow — have people responded! We’ve met packed audiences from Frederick to Baltimore to Salisbury and everywhere in between. There’s no question that you are putting this issue “on the map” to journalists and politicians alike.
This is exactly what Dominion Resources, the Virginia-based company behind this fracked and liquefied gas export plan, didn’t count on…People like you rising up and drawing a line in the sand.
|Help us keep the pressure on: Call Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara Mikulski today.|
Help us keep the momentum going. Please phone Maryland’s U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara Mikulski and ask them to demand a full Environmental Impact Statement for the massive Cove Point fracked gas export facility.
At tour stops across the state, you’ve been hand-writing letters to Governor O’Malley, urging him to demand that federal regulators complete a full and rigorous environmental review of Dominion’s mega-polluting plan.Now it’s time to ask our U.S. senators to take urgent action as well.
We know that Dominion doesn’t want to submit to a standard environmental review. Astonishingly, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is indicating that it will bow to Dominion’s wishes.
Our Maryland senators must lead in demanding that Dominion is held to the highest scrutiny — not the lowest — for a project that could trigger a whole new wave of fracking and pipelines across our region AND become the largest trigger of global warming pollution in Maryland!
Please phone Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara Mikulski and ask them to demand a full Environmental Impact Statement for this massive Cove Point plan. Click here for the numbers and instructions to make your call.
And of course, we’re not just opposed to this radical fossil fuel scheme. We’re also in favor of a much better energy vision for our state that would double wind and solar use in Maryland in the coming decade. Clean, carbon-free energy will bring many more jobs and more economic gain to our state than exporting fracked gas ever could.
Click here to check out and share our latest, expanded fact sheet uncovering even more disturbing details about Dominion’s plan. And then stay plugged in to this campaign.
You are what Dominion didn’t count on. You are what will make the difference in keeping Maryland on course to clean energy.
Many thanks for all you do,
Mike Tidwell and the CCAN Maryland team
P.S. Follow the newest developments around Cove Point by visiting our blog several times per week. You’ll get the latest information from CCAN staffers and other campaign partners statewide who are UNITED in opposing this plan. Plus you’ll see all the extensive media coverage our efforts — thanks to you — are bringing to the issue. Make our blog part of your weekly routine.
P.P.S. See below some of the great civic, faith, labor advocacy, and environmental groups who have co-sponsored the statewide “Maryland Crossroads 2013” tour: