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Board OKs wetlands license for Cove Point

Wednesday - 7/23/2014, 5:10pm  ET

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) -- The Maryland Board of Public Works has approved a wetlands license for Dominion Resources to build a liquefied natural gas export facility in Calvert County.

The board voted 3-0 on Wednesday for the license to enable Dominion Resources to build a pier on the Patuxent River. The company needs the pier to bring in equipment to build the facility.

Richmond, Virginia-based Dominion wants to build the $3.8 billion project at its existing Cove Point terminal on the Chesapeake Bay.

Residents of Lusby expressed concerns about the proximity of the planned facility to their homes. They called on Gov. Martin O'Malley to demand a risk assessment be conducted for the proposal. O'Malley is one of three board members. The others are Treasurer Nancy Kopp and Comptroller Peter Franchot.


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