Dominion Sues Over Right To Export Natural Gas

BALTIMORE (AP) — Dominion Resources is filing suit challenging a claim by the Sierra Club, which says it has the right to block the company’s plans to export liquefied natural gas from a southern Maryland terminal.

Dominion says it filed the suit Friday in Calvert County Circuit Court against what it calls an erroneous claim by the environmental group. The company says an agreement with the Sierra Club over the site permits all activities related to the project.

The Sierra Club announced last month that it would try to block the proposal, which it says could result in major damage to the Chesapeake Bay and nearby Calvert Cliffs State Park. The company says it is seeking to export 1 billion cubic feet per day through the terminal 60 miles southeast of Washington.

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