Maryland's second-highest court has upheld a judge's ruling that the Cove Point gas facility can be converted to be used for exports, siding with the company that owns the plant and against an environmental group.
The Sierra Club argued in court that a 2005 agreement between the organization and the plant's owner, Dominion, prevents it from being used as a base for sending liquefied natural gas abroad.
Dominion disagreed, arguing that while the agreement did not explicitly mention exports, it did not preclude them.
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