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  • 1 May 2019 6:22 PM | Anonymous

    FOGFLP Board Member Jack Lattimore went before the City's Board of Estimates and made the case that Baltimore City had violated its own charter by allowing the pipeline to be constructed before it had negotiated a franchise price.  

    City Solicitor Andre Davis and a Rec and Parks attorney say they are “offended” by  such criticism.  Read more at the Baltimore Brew's May 1st article.

  • 30 Apr 2019 4:26 PM | Anonymous

    The Granite Pipeline deal went before the City Council with confusing results (Is it $2 million or $1.4 million).

    Read more at the Baltimore Brew

  • 26 Apr 2019 7:37 AM | Anonymous

    Despite a lawsuit from FOGFLP, as well as objections from other park advocates, the Baltimore City Council has approved the BGE pipeline deal (after it has been constructed), and is now moving forward with the leasing agreement of $1.4 million dollars, one-tenth of the appraised amount of $14 million. 

    Read more about the issue in this article in the Baltimore Brew. 

  • 12 Apr 2019 11:42 AM | Anonymous

    On April 11, 2019, FOGFLP Filed a lawsuit against Baltimore City  for allowing BGE to construct a 2.2 mile natural gas pipeline through the Gwynns Falls/Leakin Park in violation of the City Charter.  BGE is also named in the suit because it destroyed 19 acres of parkland without having the right to do so.

    READ THE PRESS RELEASE AND LAWSUIT HERE.

  • 27 Feb 2019 10:37 AM | Anonymous

    The Friends learns of the City's intent to accept $1.4 million dollar compensation for a 25 year lease for gas pipeline right of usage.  This is 10-times lower than estimates by the City's own experts.  See our press release, and read the resulting February 28th article in the Baltimore Brew.

  • 14 Nov 2018 3:00 PM | Anonymous

    The Pugh administration wanted to accept a ridiculously low franchise agreement.  FOGFLP and the City Council object!  Read more in Baltimore Brew.

  • 30 Apr 2018 1:28 PM | Anonymous

    Construction begins in March of 2018, as described in this Baltimore Sun article. 

  • 1 Jan 2018 10:30 AM | Anonymous

    BGE's initial plans were to cut a path (50 to 75 foot wide) that traversed directly from the I-70 Park-n-Ride to the end point near Rognel Heights.  

    FOGFLP worked with City and BGE officials to have the path altered so that it took the least invasive route, taking advantage of already open spaces without trees. 

    The plans ultimately circumvented the heart of the park, as shown by the red path in this image.  The solid red lines are where the pipe is bored underground, while the dotted lines indicate trenching.  


  • 26 Sep 2013 11:29 AM | Anonymous
    Back in 2013, BGE revealed plans to build a new pipeline through the Gwynns Falls Leakin Park, as described in this Baltimore Sun article from September 2013.  

Where is the park? 

On the western edge of Baltimore, right where Interstate 70 terminates.

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Friends of Gwynns Falls/Leakin Park
1920 Eagle Drive
Baltimore, Md. 21207

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