TransCanada Open House in Hancock to Include Pipeline Maps

There is strong public interest in the proposed TransCanada pipeline that will cut under the Potomac River and the C&O Canal just west of Hancock, Maryland.


The proposed TransCanada pipeline has already faced protests from local residents.

And the National Park Service has yet to approve even the most preliminary of permits — to survey the area for historic artifacts.

That’s why TransCanada will be holding an open house at the Hancock Town Hall on Thursday February 9 between 6 pm and 8 pm.

What does TransCanada have planned for that open house?

“There will not be a formal presentation at our open house on February 9,” said TransCanada spokesperson Scott Castleman.

“Community members will be able to view route maps, meet individually with members of the project team and have questions answered on a one-on-one basis,” Castleman said.

“We will also have a sample of the eight-inch diameter pipe that is proposed and will also show an animated video that explains the horizontal directional drilling process and how it will be utilized to minimize impacts during the river crossing phase. This video will be shown on a TV and available for individuals to watch alone or with project experts.”

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