Maryland must decide by March 15 whether it will accept an offer by Canadian energy infrastructure company TransCanada to drill a pipeline for 3.4 miles that would transport fracked natural gas from Pennsylvania through Hancock Maryland into West Virginia.
The Canadian company uses emminent domain to cut a swath of land through farms and private property. The pipeline path goes through the C&O Canal Park and under the Potomac River. The project involves drilling horizontally underneath the river using technology used in fracking. (Fracking was banned in Maryland in 2017.)
6,000,000 people below the proposed pipeline obtain their drinking water from the Potomac. The Washinton D.C. Council wrote to Maryland Governor Larry Hogan urging the governor to stop the pipeline's construction.
Not familiar with this issue? CCAN (Chesapeake Climate Action Network) produced a fact sheet. Also, here is a Feb. 9 newscast by a DC News Channel: https://www.nbcwashington.com/news
Sunpapers Article February 17: "Amid protest of Potomac River gas pipeline, Maryland seeks delay of federal review"