Protesters ask NPS to deny access for pipeline development

Maryland

For the last two years, protesters have been trying to stop the the Columbia Gas Eastern Panhandle Expansion Project pipeline.

Many who oppose the pipeline said that it will cause pollution in the Potomac River and pose potential destruction in various other ways.

The National Park Service released a statement following the delivery of the petition on Monday, which said that NPS has worked as a “Cooperating Agency,” on an environmental assessment, that had been led by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for the project.

To date, NPS has not granted the right-of-way, although it has not denied it either.

“We anticipate making a final determination in the coming months,” the statement read.

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