URGENT ACTION NEEDED: Three ways to you can help fight the dangerous Potomac Pipeline

 

Three ways to you can help fight the dangerous Potomac Pipeline

Testify tomorrow! Call Hogan, Franchot and Kopp

Write!!  See below!

TransCanada is seeking an Easement from the Maryland Board of Public Works to construct a 3.37 mile, 8” distribution line for fracked gas from Pennsylvania to be transported to West Virginia. The pipeline right-of-way includes a Potomac River crossing through the C&O Canal and the Maryland Rail Trail. The construction and operation of the Potomac Pipeline would impact at least 10 wetlands and 19 streams, in addition to the Potomac River.

Write or call and to urge the Board of Public Works to reject an application for easement that TransCanada seeks in order to construct their pipeline through the Potomac River. Additionally, we will be speaking at a BPW meeting in Annapolis, MD on December 19th at 10:00 a.m. to ask them for a denial.

Sorry for the short notice, but wanted to let you know that Wednesday (tomorrow), Dec 19th, the Maryland Board of Public Works will meet to review an application to grant a permanent easement under the Western Maryland Rail Trail to Columbia gas to install a natural gas transmission pipeline.

I’ve offered 3 ways you or your org can help urge the BPW to reject this easement, followed by more background.

Sierra Club,  CCAN, Upper Potomac Riverkeepers, and others will be testifying at the hearing.  We also have a press release which we will distribute shortly.

3 WAYS YOU CAN HELP

1.    COME AND/OR TESTIFY?

When: The meeting is this Wednesday, Dec 19, at 10:00.
Where: , 2nd floor of the MD State House, (100 State Cirlein Annapolis, in the ) in the Governor’s Reception Room.
To sign up to testify, contact Missy Hodges.  Email is email.bpw@maryland.gov.  Phone is 410-260-7335.
Warning: There are 56 items on the agenda, and we don’t know the order. We could be first, or last, and it could last all day.

2.    CONTACT HEADS OF THE BPW:  The board of public works is comprised of 3 people, the Governor, Comptroller, and Treasuer.   See grassroots action alert below for talking points.

Comptroller Peter Franchot – pfranchot@comp.state.md.us, (410) 260-7801
Treasurer Nancy Kopp – 800.974.0468, Treasurer@treasurer.state.md.us
Governor Larry Hogan – 410-974-3901, submit comments here https://governor.maryland.gov/contact-the-governor/

3.    GRASSROOTS ACTION ALERT:

Sierra Club developed this action alert, feel free to use it or copy the language for your own alert.  https://act.sierraclub.org/actions/Maryland?actionId=AR0135453

 

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