US court overturns FERC OK of Cove Point LNG expansion

08/18/2008
A federal district court on July 18 overturned the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s approval of a proposed expansion of Dominion Resources’ Cove Point LNG installation on the Chesapeake Bay in Cove Point, Md., just south of Baltimore.The US District Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia granted Washington Gas Light Co.’s petition for review despite finding that “substantial evidence supports FERC’s conclusion that any threat of increased leakage is due to defects in WGL’s system.”The court overturned the approval because it did not accept FERC’s conclusion that the local distribution company, which serves Northern Virginia and ...
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