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Sierra Club Camp-in to Stop the Potomac Pipeline!

  • McCoys Ferry Campground Clear Spring, Maryland 21722 (map)

As part of our summer-long rolling encampment campaign to stop the Potomac Pipeline's construction, we are camping out at McCoy’s Ferry Campground the night of August 5. We’re working on activities and day of plans so stay tuned for details! 

We have space for 30 campers but all are welcome to join us for a few hours - come and bring some friends! We've already reserved the camp site - just RSVP below to let us know you're coming!

The pipeline would run through Maryland under the C&O Canal and Potomac River to bring natural gas from Pennsylvania to West Virginia, going through sensitive geology that increases the likelihood of blowouts and that water sources will be polluted by the pipeline. A blow out, or even a leak, would threaten the Potomac River, a source of drinking water for 6 million people, and the C&O Canal National Historical Park. Not only would our water, history, and property rights be at risk if the Potomac Pipeline is built, but the pipeline would do little, if anything, to benefit Maryland. 

Luckily, we can still stop the pipeline and protect our water, history, rights, and values. Governor Hogan has the ability to deny the Potomac Pipeline a 401 certification and therefore effectively stop the project. Join us at the encampment to tell the governor that you do not support this project because it is not right for Maryland and it is not right for our neighbors either.