Diane Leopold's recent commentary conveniently ignores some important points ("Dominion Transmission: Cove Point LNG project environmentally sound," Dec. 5). First, the original Environmental Impact Study (EIS) she refers to was for the Dominion property as an LNG import and distribution facility. What is being proposed is an LNG production facility. To claim the original EIS covers this is tantamount to saying "apples, door knobs, they're both round."
It is not reassuring to know that Dominion would pay other companies for their reduced emissions. Will those other companies also breathe the air coming from the LNG production facility? Will they mitigate the possible damage to the Chesapeake Bay and Southern Maryland?
Ms. Leopold also conveniently omits mentioning Dominion's plans to build two walls, 60 feet high by maybe a quarter-mile long, to reduce noise from the always-on LNG production generators. Why 60 feet? Will that reduce the continuous 24/7 noise from that of jet engines to only leaf blowers? Or will it completely silence that noise? And by the way, the plans are to build two walls, not four. Why just two? Let those of us north of the planned facility just wear ear plugs and pretend that the charm of the Chesapeake hasn't been despoiled?