Description: Action seeking declaratory judgment that Sierra Club’s effort to block conversion of LNG terminal into export facility had no basis under a 2005 agreement.
Dominion Cove Point LNG, L.P. v. Sierra Club
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 01/02/2013 Opinion and Order Download Opinion and order issued. The Maryland Circuit Court ruled in favor of Dominion Cove Point, concluding that the agreement permitted construction and operation of facilities for liquification of natural gas and also permitted export of liquefied natural gas from the terminal site. 05/18/2012 Complaint Download Complaint filed. An energy company sought a declaratory judgment that an agreement between it and the Sierra Club pertaining to a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal allows it to convert the terminal into an LNG export facility. Specifically, the lawsuit sought a declaratory judgment that the Sierra Club’s effort to block the conversion had no basis under the agreement. Under a series of agreements between the two parties, major changes to the terminal and adjacent areas could not be made without the environmental group’s approval.