Divergent views on exporting gas through bay

By Frederic J. Frommer, AP 1:51pm, June 25, 2014 - Updated 1:56pm, June 25, 2014
Chesapeake Bay Bridge (WDEL/File)
Dominion Resources' proposal to build a liquefied natural gas export facility is dividing residents of the quiet Chesapeake Bay town of Lusby in southern Maryland.

Some, like longtime resident Tracey Eno are worried it will increase air pollution and could lead to health problems like asthma or lung cancer.

But others, including Mary Tallant say it will bring more jobs and tax dollars.

Dominion wants to build the $3.8 billion project at its existing Cove Point liquefied natural gas terminal, which the company used for years to import natural gas. Now, thanks to a boom in natural gas fueled by hydraulic fracturing, Dominion has contracts to export natural gas to Japan and India.

The House votes Wednesday on legislation aimed at expediting federal approval for projects like Dominion's.


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