Two arrested in lockdown at Lusby offices of Dominion contractor over gas export

On the morning of Dec 3, two member of We Are Cove Point locked down at the offices of IHI/Kiewit, a top contractor on Dominion's LNG/fracked gas export project at Cove Point. This was the third day in a row of action in Calvert County to stop Dominion's plans to export fracked gas out of the old, mostly unused gas import plant at Cove Point on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay. Dominion is in the early stages of a massive rebuild and expansion of the plant to handle large-scale export of fracked gas.

Ferguson protesters shut down Union Station

On the 2nd of December Ferguson protesters took action again in DC, this time shutting down Union Station's Metro entrance and bus tunnel in afternoon rush hour. Many of the protesters were Howard University students.

Code Pink photo

40+ rally in cold rain outside Cove Point gas export site

On the 2nd of December, opponents of Dominion Resources plans for fracked gas export out of Cove Point, MD showed up outside the "offsite A" construction area off MD 2-4 and Cove Point Road. Over 40 people showed up in cold rain to demand that Lusby and Cove Point not become "sacrifice areas" for energy export.

Protesters on Dominion's doorstep-We Are Cove Point photo

Ferguson protesters block 14th st bridge

On the 1st of December, Ferguson protesters blocked the 14th st Bridge for about 1/2 hour in AM rush hour. This was the day after a similar protest blocked I-395 on perhaps the busiest travel day of the year. There was one ugly incident involving a motorist in an expensive Mercedes who tried to push through the blockade but was stopped. This was shortly after another motorist was allowed to pass after saying he was going to a dialysis appointment. Apparently letting one car pass made other drivers more aggressive. The line of protesters blocked the bridge until shortly after the cops read out the required 1st of three warnings for a mass arrest, then marched off the bridge.

Video of the blockade of the 14th st Bridge

Another angle on the Mercedes whose driver tried to push through the blockade-Youtube

We are Cove Point blockades Solomons pier construction site, 7 arrests

On the 1st of December, two residents of Lusby, MD and 5 supporters were arrested in Solomons, MD blocking the gate of Dominion's "offsite B" construction site. Dominion's mostly Texan workforce is scrambling to complete this pier before a Dec 16 moratorium on construction in the water that lasts until mid-March. The Solomons pier is intended for loading "megaloads" from barges onto trucks to travel to Dominion's fracked gas export site at Cove Point, MD.

Youtube video posted by We Are Cove Point and Popular resistance

We are Cove Point photo of gate blockade