Strong Support for Cove Point Project shows the American People Embrace Benefits of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Exports
Today members of Energy Citizens and Energy Nation submitted more than 103,000 comments to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in support of the Cove Point liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility.
If approved, modifications to the Calvert County, MD facility would enable Cove Point to become an export terminal for LNG. Last month, FERC staff concluded that approval of this project would have “no significant impact” on the environment.
“The people of Maryland and the nation get it: we need to move forward with projects like Cove Point to create jobs and increase our energy and national security,” said Erik Milito, Director of Upstream and Industry Operations for the American Petroleum Institute. “We are in the midst of an energy revolution, and the development of clean-burning natural gas and LNG exports will help to fuel economic growth and enable the U.S. to fulfill its potential as an energy superpower.”
Strong support for the Cove Point Project signifies an acknowledgement of the many benefits it would bring to Maryland and the nation. During its three-year construction period, the Cove Point Project would support 3,000 jobs and contribute roughly $125 million in yearly economic activity. Once completed, a Cove Point export facility could reduce the United States’ trade deficit by $7 billion each year.
Beyond benefitting the United States, a Cove Point LNG export terminal would benefit our nation’s trading partners by supplying American natural gas to help relieve energy dependence on unfriendly or unstable nations.
The American people know that the Cove Point LNG export terminal is an important project for America’s economy and energy security. More than 103,000 comments show they are willing to speak out for the many benefits that Cove Point will bring Maryland and the United States.
Energy Citizens and Energy Nation are supported by the American Petroleum Institute.