If you haven’t yet, please start by reading the July 2020 update which will give you a good overview of the situation up until this new proposal. Remember to come back here to read about this new proposal.
The Mattawoman Energy power plant has applied with the Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) for an amendment to their CPCN (Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity) which is essentially a permit to start work. This 161-page amendment has a huge change and is currently scheduled to be brought before PSC on Oct. 21, 2020 (we’re trying to get an extension).
It starts in Charles County, going through the Bellewood community in Bryantown, under Poplar Road and behind/through properties on St. Peters Church Rd., through Cedarville State Park, under streams and Holly Springs Drive and Havensbrook Drive, under Cedarville Rd., to the railroad track extending by the U.S. Military Reservation to just south of Brandywine Rd. where it enters the Mattawoman Energy property. See vicinity map below and photos of the process of laying pipe. What a mess it will make! And, as far as we know, it will take water from the table that is used by area wells. It’ll also take 3 yrs. to build the facility and there will be many more trucks on our streets. Please help us fight this – see the Action tab.