Hogan Administration Approves Pipeline

I’ve had a chance to review the Potomac Pipeline permit approval issued by the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) and I have some more thoughts. I continue to emphasize my disappointment – we simply don’t need this pipeline and I would say that even if there weren’t considerable risks to the Potomac River, the … Read More

Major Environmental Groups Urge MDE to Investigate Full Risks of Pipeline

Alarmed with the Potential Detriment to the Environment, Coalition Calls for Assessment, Rejection of TransCanada’s Eastern Panhandle Expansion Project Baltimore, MD — On Tuesday August 8, a letter signed by 18 state and local environmental organizations was delivered to Secretary Ben Grumbles of the Maryland Department of the Environment. The signatories demand that MDE use its … Read More

Concern over TransCanada Pipeline at Chesapeake Bay Executive Meeting

Governors and representatives from Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania and Delaware, along with top EPA officials, convened in Annapolis on June 8th for the annual meeting of the Chesapeake Executive Council.  They signed a resolution urging President Trump and Congress to maintain current levels of support for the Chesapeake Bay Program. Calls by the Administration to eliminate the … Read More

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Your Chance to Speak Up Against Pipelines Under the Potomac

On March 15th, 2017, TransCanada filed their application to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to run a natural gas pipeline under the Potomac River. It originates in Pennsylvania, runs through Maryland west of Hancock, and terminated in Morgan County, West Virginia. It offers nothing to Maryland, yet Maryland’s natural resources would be put at … Read More

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TransCanada Submits Application to Run Fracked Gas Pipeline Under Potomac

Columbia Gas Transmission, a subsidiary of TransCanada, submitted an application to the Federal Regulatory Energy Commission (FERC) to construct an 8-inch natural gas distribution line through the western part of Washington County. The TransCanada pipeline will bring fracked gas from Pennsylvania, under the Potomac River, to be the supply line of the proposed Mountaineer Gas … Read More

Stop Fracked Gas Pipeline in Virginia & West Virginia!

The proposed 600-mile fracked gas Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) is on its way to being built – unless we all work together to stop this unnecessary and economically and environmentally devastating project. Under the new federal administration, this pipeline will be expedited and built as quickly as possible – despite overwhelming local opposition. We need … Read More

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Atlantic Coast Pipeline Threatens Shenandoah River

The proposed construction of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline would impact the headwaters of the South Fork of the Shenandoah River. Earlier this spring, Dominion asked the Virginia Outdoors Foundation to abandon its stewardship role on 10 protected private properties (totaling 4,567 acres) in western Virginia to make way for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. This is … Read More