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Keystone XL Pipeline

Hogan's soft line on fossil fuels

Hogan's soft line on fossil fuels

The Hogan administration recently announced the approval of a Nontidal Wetlands and Waterways permit for a fracked gas pipeline that would slice through Western Maryland and waived its right to perform a full, independent review of the pipeline under the Clean Water Act. The proposed “Potomac pipeline” is a project of TransCanada — the same company that is behind the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline — and would drill under the Potomac River, one of our state’s most important natural resources. Is this how our state wants to respond to dangerous climate change and transition Maryland away from fossil fuels?

Gov. Larry Hogan signed the fracking ban into law only after tremendous...