FERC Says “No” to Anti’s Request for Cove Point LNG Re-hearing

In December MDN told you about the latest strategy from the anti-fossil fuel nutters at Allegheny Defense Project and Wild Virginia–an attempt to get another hearing on Dominion’s Cove Point LNG export facility (see Anti Groups Ask FERC to Stop Construction on Cove Point LNG Plant). Before the two can file yet another frivolous lawsuit with the aim of tying up progress on the plant in legal knots, they must first apply for a “rehearing.” They did so and requested the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) have Dominion stop work on the plant in the meantime. FERC said “no” to stopping construction, and “we’ll get back to you in our own good time” on the rehearing. Five plus months later (yesterday) FERC responded, and as we predicted, they handed Allegheny Defense Project and Wild Virginia a big, fat “no” to the rehearing request. You can bet the frivolous lawsuit will get filed within the next few days…

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