Dominion suit challenges Sierra Club claim about LNG exports

Dominion Resources Inc. sued to confirm its right to construct a natural gas liquefaction plant at its Cove Point LNG terminal in Lusby, Md. The Richmond, Va., utility holding company sought a declaratory judgment from the Calvert County, Md., Circuit Court in response to what it considers an erroneous claim by the Sierra Club that the environmental organization has authority under a 2005 agreement to block the project. Dominion said in its May 18 complaint that a 2005 agreement, to which it and the Sierra Club are parties, specifically permits all the activities related to the liquefaction project. The Sierra Club has said that the agreement covered LNG imports, but not exports. "Th...

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