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LNG project opponents seek emergency halt to construction

LNG project opponents seek emergency halt to construction

Opponents of a liquefied natural gas export facility in Calvert County are asking a federal court to halt construction until it can hear their appeal of the project's approval. In a motion filed Monday with the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, lawyers for three environmental groups say residents in the area of the Dominion Cove Point LNG terminal in Lusby are already suffering from dust, noise and heavy truck traffic with preliminary construction activity. Dominion, based in Richmond, Va., has said it expects to finish work on the $3.8 billion project by 2017 and begin liquefying natural gas piped to the site.  The super-cooled gas would be loaded on tankers in...

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