Washington, DC – Sources close to the story have reported to The Bay Net that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia  has denied a request from environmental groups to stop the construction of a liquefaction facility at the Dominion Cove Point Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Plant in Lusby.

The groups “have neither satisfied the stringent requirements for a stay pending court review… nor articulated ‘strongly compelling’ reasons justifying expedition,” Judges David S. Tatel, Janice Rogers Brown and Patricia A. Millett wrote in a one-page order, which was issued late Friday afternoon, June 12.

Environmental and local citizens groups had asked the court to stop construction while their lawsuit over the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s approval of Dominion’s construction plan moves forward.

A spokesman for Dominion stated, “the construction at Cove Point continues on schedule.”