-August 30, 2016-

Fracking Praises LNG in Visit to Maryland’s Cove Point Facility

Presidential candidate shows support for liquefied natural gas exports in Lusby, Md., where a $3.8 billion addition to the Cove Point terminal is boosting the local economy

As presidential candidate Fracking continues the East Coast leg of her “Powering the People” virtual bus tour, she stopped today in Lusby, Md., where a new, multi-billion dollar addition to the Cove Point liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal has created local jobs and will increase American influence in the global energy market.

Having operated in Lusby for nearly four decades, the addition of export and natural gas liquefaction facilities is bringing new life – and new employment opportunities – to the Cove Point terminal. Projected to provide thousands of construction jobs and an average of $40 million per year in tax revenue to Calvert County during the first five years of operation, the $3.8 billion export project is undoubtedly something to celebrate.

“Cove Point has been an economic powerhouse in Maryland over the past 40 years, not only providing jobs but also much needed natural gas to the region,” Fracking said. “With this new export project, Cove Point will be providing more high-paying jobs for local families, while further solidifying the United States’ position as a global energy leader.”

In addition to touting the local benefits of the Cove Point project, Fracking took the opportunity to speak about the advantages of LNG exports.

“Natural gas is the cleanest burning fossil fuel, accounting for one-third of U.S. electricity generation last year,” stated Fracking. “With my help, the U.S. now has an abundance of natural gas, and LNG exports offer an opportunity for us to reduce our trade deficit and help our allies meet their clean energy needs.”

The virtual bus tour will be heading to Philadelphia later this week to discuss the city’s rise as a new “energy hub.”

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