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Md. Judge throws out zoning exemption for Cove Point LNG

The Associated Press

A county ordinance exempting Dominion Resources’ proposed Cove Point LNG export terminal from zoning laws violates the Maryland’s constitution, according to a ruling from Judge James Salmon, The Associated Press reports.

Divergent views on exporting gas through Chesapeake Bay

LUSBY, Md. (AP) — Dominion Resources' proposal to build a liquefied natural gas export facility is dividing residents of the quiet town of Lusby on the Chesapeake Bay.

Some, like longtime resident Tracey Eno are worried about increased air pollution.

"That can't be good for me. I mean that's just common sense," said Eno, 44, who lives 1½ miles from the site. "Is that going to show up as asthma? Lung cancer?

Millstone says faulty relay cause of power loss

WATERFORD, Conn. (AP) — A spokesman for the Millstone Power Station nuclear plant says a malfunctioning relay caused the loss of power over the weekend.

Ken Holt, spokesman for Connecticut's sole nuclear plant, on Tuesday blamed relay on a transmission line that carries power to and from the Waterford plant.

Power was restored Sunday, several hours after it failed. The plant, owned by Dominion Resources Inc., is still not operating and Holt said officials don't yet know when it will.

FERC: No significant impact in Dominion gas exports plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators concluded Thursday that Dominion Energy's proposal to export liquefied natural gas from its Cove Point terminal on the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland would pose "no significant impact" on the environment — a positive step for the company.

The environmental assessment by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission staff is a recommendation to the commission, which will decide whether the $3.8 billion project can go forward. Other permits are also required.

"The adverse cumulative impacts that could occur in conjunction with the project would be temporary and minor," the FERC staff said.

Energy provider Dominion 1Q profit falls 23 pct

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Dominion Resources Inc. said Wednesday that its first-quarter profit fell more than 23 percent on costs related to the repositioning of its producer-services business despite higher electricity sales.

The Richmond, Va., energy provider posted earnings of $379 million, or 65 cents per share, for the period ended March 31. That's down from $495 million, or 86 cents per share, a year ago.

Dominion acquires 6 solar power projects in Calif.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Dominion Resources says it has acquired six solar development projects in California from Recurrent Energy.

The Richmond, Va., energy provider said Tuesday that the sites are located in California's Fresno, Kern and Kings counties.

Construction began in the first quarter and the facilities are expected to be commercially operational in late 2014 or early 2015. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Analysts say Dominion's exit from retail electricity may mark new trend


Market analysts suggest Dominion Resources' decision last week to withdraw from the retail electricity business may signal a trend where larger companies yield to financial pressures and exit competitive electricity markets, E&E reports.

NRC seeks data on Millstone water temperature plan


The Nuclear Regulatory Commission requested Dominion Resources provide more information on its plan to operate the Millstone nuclear plant in warmer-than-permitted water temperatures, Reuters reports.

Dominion: Nuclear fuel removed from Kewaunee

Green Bay Press-Gazette
Dominion Resources Inc. told the Nuclear Regulatory Commission last week that it had removed all nuclear fuel from the reactor at the shuttered Kewaunee Nuclear Plant, the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports.

Environmental groups petition FERC to study Dominion LNG terminal

StateImpact Pennsylvania

The Sierra Club and other environmental groups filed comments against the Dominion Cove liquefied natural gas export terminal and called for a FERC environmental impact statement on the plan, StateImpact Pennsylvania reports.


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