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Baltimore Co. LNG plant proposal ‘dead’

The Virginia energy company that sought for more than seven years to get permission to build a liquefied natural gas plant at Sparrows Point in Baltimore County has given up the fight, Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, D-Md., said.

In a statement, Ruppersberger, an opponent of the proposed plant, said AES Corp. has filed a motion with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission indicating it has decided to vacate its proposed facility and pipeline in Baltimore County.

“Today, LNG at Sparrows Point is officially dead in the water,” Ruppersberger said.

Opponents said LNG is a hazardous substance that can explode when ignited, and the proposed plant posed a significant risk to nearby neighborhoods as well as the Chesapeake Bay Bridge.