HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Dozens of people gathered outside of a National Park Service office in Maryland in a push to stop construction of a pipeline under the Potomac River that would connect natural gas produced in Pennsylvania to industries in West Virginia.
Around 50 people gathered Monday outside of the park service office in Hagerstown to deliver signatures opposing the TransCanada project.READ MORE: 7 Shot, Including 4 Teenagers, In West Baltimore Friday Night
The pipeline would cross a narrow band of Washington County before passing under the Potomac River.
TransCanada needs a right-of-way permit from the park service to drill under the C&O Canal National Historical Park, which stretches between Cumberland and the nation’s capital.READ MORE: Two Correctional Officers Plead Guilty To Conspiracy To Smuggle Contraband Into Baltimore Jail
Jenny Anzelmo-Sarles with the National Park Service says a final determination regarding the permit hasn’t been made.
She says they anticipate making a final determination in the coming months.Anne Arundel County Police Searching For Missing Elderly Woman In Glen Burnie
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