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USNPS will not oppose pipeline proposed to run underneath Chesapeake and Ohio Canal NHP

HANCOCK — The National Park Service has signed off on a study that says extending a natural gas pipeline under the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park “will have no significant effects on the environment.”

But the project is still on hold after a federal court in August upheld a denial of a right of way permit under the Western Maryland Rail Trail by the Maryland Board of Public Works.

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