Hundreds of concerned citizens from Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, Washington, DC and as far away as Pennsylvania turned out last night to raise their voices in a rally in Annapolis to tell Governor Hogan NO POTOMAC PIPELINE! The event kicked-off with a rally at Lawyer’s Mall followed by hundreds waving signs and chanting No Potomac Pipeline as they circled the Governor’s Mansion.
Maryland has until March 15, 2018 to issue a decision about TransCanada’s application to build a pipeline under the Potomac River. That’s less than two months away, yet the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) is giving no signs that they are conducting a full review of the proposed pipeline’s impact on our water quality according to the Clean Water Act. So, we brought our fight to Annapolis to tell Governor Hogan to DO HIS JOB and protect Marylanders, and our regional neighbors, from the harmful effects this pipeline would have on America’s River, the Potomac, and the drinking water for millions.