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Chesapeake Climate Action Network

Five arrested in State House sit-in to protest Potomac River gas pipeline

Five arrested in State House sit-in to protest Potomac River gas pipeline

Five people were arrested on the Maryland State House steps Wednesday during a sit-in to protest a natural gas pipeline proposed to run beneath the Potomac River.

The protesters were blocking the main entrance to the State House, calling on Gov. Larry Hogan to block the project and end his support for gas industry investment in the state.

The sit-in’s organizers, including the Chesapeake Climate Action Network and Food and Water Watch, said the protesters are grandmothers from Maryland and West Virginia.

Capitol Police say protest organizers had contacted them days earlier “to determine what actions were needed for their members to be arrested,” spokesman Nick Cavey...

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