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Groups to ‘join hands’ to Protest Pipeline

By Staff | Oct 13, 2017

On Saturday, join hands with hundreds of concerned West Virginia and Maryland residents as we stand in solidarity to stop the Potomac Pipeline.

In a powerful demonstration, we will stretch out across the James Rumsey Bridge, hand-in-hand to stand together and say “No” to the proposed fracked-gas pipeline that would run from Bedford County, Pennsylvania, through Hancock, Maryland, and end in Berkeley County.

TransCanada, the same company that spilled more tahn 16,000 gallons of oil on South Dakota farmland, is now proposing a fracked-gas pipeline that would drill horizontally underneath the Potomac River.

We know that pipelines leak. We know that pipelines and fracked-gas increase the threat of climate change and harm our neighbors from Maryland to Texas to Florida to West Virginia.

Now is the time to join hands and stand for a frack-free future and say No Potomac Pipeline.

Join us Saturday and demand that Governor Hogan and our elected officials stand with their citizens for a clean energy future.

Over the past few months, legislators, environmental activists and concerned landowners have been speaking out against the pipeline. From paddling against the pipeline to a month long encampment in the spirit of Standing Rock, we have built a movement and drawn national attention to the harm that this project could cause.

The time to act is now. Will you join us?

We need to join hands with Patricia Kesecker, a West Virginia land-owner who is having her land taken by eminent domain for the pipeline. We need to join hands with Jessie Ward as she fights to protect the drinking water of her two children from a pipeline that will run just a few hundred feet from her house. We need to join hands to protect the more than 6 million residents that source their drinking water from the Potomac.

On Saturday, join elected leaders, environmental and social justice advocates, landowners and concerned citizens as we call on our leaders to stop the Potomac Pipeline. We will rally on East Campus of Shepherd University, where parking is also available, then we will march to the bridge for a powerful demonstration.

RSVP today for a frack-free future tomorrow. To keep up to date on the event, follow it on Facebook.

Eastern Panhandle Protectors