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February 15, 6:00 pm in Annapolis:

Hundreds will March on Governor Hogan’s Mansion to Stand Against Potomac Pipeline

Hundreds of activists will surround Governor Hogan’s mansion and call on him to reject the Potomac Pipeline for fracked gas.

CHESAPEAKE CLIMATE ACTION NETWORK

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR: Thursday, February 15, 6:00pm

CONTACT:

Denise Robbins; Chesapeake Climate Action Network; denise@chesapeakeclimate.org; 608-620-8819

Brooke Harper; Chesapeake Climate Action Network; brooke@chesapeakeclimate.org; 301-992-6875;

Brent Walls; Upper Potomac Riverkeeper; Brent@upperpotomacriverkeeper.org; 443-480-8970

Laura Steepleton; Eastern Panhandle Protectors, lnsteep@gmail.com; 352-817-4081

February 15, 6:00 pm in Annapolis:

Hundreds will March on Governor Hogan’s Mansion to Stand Against Potomac Pipeline

Hundreds of activists will surround Governor Hogan’s mansion and call on him to reject the Potomac Pipeline for fracked gas.

Hogan Administration appears ready to hand over to Trump officials the environmental review process for TransCanada’s dangerous pipeline through Maryland.

ANNAPOLIS, MD- Hundreds of people will march to and around Governor Larry Hogan’s house on Thursday, February 15, at 6:00pm to demand that he stand with his concerned constituents and protect them from the proposed “Potomac Pipeline” for fracked gas.

The “March on the Mansion” will unite Marylanders, West Virginians, and D.C. residents to call out Governor Hogan for failing to take adequate protective measures regarding the controversial pipeline. Officially known as the Eastern Panhandle Expansion Project, the pipeline would cross Maryland and go underneath the Potomac River, potentially affecting the drinking water for 6 million people in the region. Unless the Hogan Administration immediately launches its own “401 Certification” process that looks cumulatively at the impacts to Maryland’s water from this pipeline, the Governor will be handing over key regulatory powers to the Trump Administration.

WHAT: “March on the Mansion” to Stop the Potomac Pipeline

WHEN: Thursday, February 15, 6:00pm – 7:30pm.

WHERE: Lawyers Mall, 100 State Circle, Annapolis, Maryland 21401

VISUALS: More than 500 marchers will carry signs with lit-up letters reading “Hogan: Stop the Pipeline,” surrounded by dozens of colorful signs and banners.

SPEAKERS:

Senator Richard Madaleno (D-18)

Delegate Jheanelle Wilkins (D-20)

Delegate Aruna Miller (D- 15)

Patricia Kesecker – West Virginia landowner affected by the pipeline

Deirdre Lally – Maryland Sierra Club

Brent Walls – Potomac Riverkeepers Network

Brooke Harper – Chesapeake Climate Action Network

Laura Steepleton – Eastern Panhandle Protectors

Wenonah Hauter – Food and Water Watch

In January, a coalition of key environmental groups groups released a letter announcing a boycott of Governor Hogan’s environmental review process for the pipeline, calling it “illegitimate.” The March on the Mansion is a continuation of this boycott.

Organizations participating in the action include the Chesapeake Climate Action Network, Eastern Panhandle Protectors, Upper Potomac Riverkeeper, Potomac Riverkeeper Network, Waterkeepers Chesapeake, Sierra Club and Food and Water Watch.

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