The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia late today denied a request from environmental groups to stop the construction of the Dominion Cove Point LNG Liquefaction facility in Lusby, Md.
The groups “have neither satisfied the stringent requirements for a stay pending court review… nor articulated ‘strongly compelling’ reasons justifying expedition,” Judges David S. Tatel, Janice Rogers Brown and Patricia A. Millett wrote in a one-page order, which is attached.
Environmental and local citizens groups had asked the court to stop construction while their lawsuit over the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s approval of Dominion’s construction plan moves forward.
The construction at Cove Point continues on schedule. The appeal is still pending.