Come Voice Opposition to Potomac Fracked Gas Pipeline!
The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) is holding a second public hearing on the Potomac Pipeline. Several nonprofit groups and residents, including us, have decided to boycott this hearing. We are asking that if you make public comments, to then join us outside the hearing to show your solidarity. See Brent’s blog on why and how here.
What: Rally & Boycott at Public Hearing on the Waterways Permit for the Potomac Pipeline
When: Monday, January 22, 2018, 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Where: Hancock Middle/High School, 289 West Main Street, Hancock MD 21750
The Potomac Pipeline would endanger millions by crossing under two key bodies of water, the Potomac River and the C&O Canal. It would threaten the drinking water of more than 6 million people who live downstream and rely on the Potomac as their primary water source.
For nine months, we have explained, through every means possible, our concerns and recommended actions, and we have been ignored.
- MDE should NOT move forward with approval until all information for a thorough review is available to the public; so far, MDE has failed to clearly explain the confusing federal/state permitting process, causing confusion and limiting public feedback on this controversial pipeline.
- MDE should require individual 401 certifications for wetland and stream crossings, rather than relying on the Army Corps of Engineers.
- MDE has ignored requests from Maryland residents to ask FERC to conduct a full Environmental Impact Statement.
We are not going to be pacified by just public hearings. They have heard everything we want to say. Now, we want action! Join us to sign a petition highlighting MDE’s failures to present to them at the hearing. Add your voice to stop fracked gas pipeline under the Potomac and join us on January 22nd in Hancock!
We have told MDE all it needs to know about the dangers of the pipeline, but MDE has not been straightforward with the public. As a result, we intend to rally outside and boycott the hearing after we present MDE with a letter highlighting the failures and a petition signed at the hearing.
We are at a critical moment in our campaign and we need to show up in a BIG way! Help us send a message that we don’t want a fracked-gas pipeline running under the Nation’s River — the Potomac — and locking us into dirty fossil fuels for decades to come.
Join us to stand united to say NO to the Potomac Pipeline. This is a critical moment to stop the Potomac Pipeline, show up and speak up! #NoPotomacPipeline
Details about rally and boycott, testifying at the hearing and submitting comments by January 25 => Click Here!