The dispute between BGE and residents in many historic Baltimore neighborhoods continues, as BGE maintains its plans to place new gas regulators on homes’ exteriors.
Residents are concerned about the safety of placing the regulators on the outside of their homes, where they will be more susceptible to vandalism and damage from scooters, bicycles, and car accidents. They also argue that the regulators will negatively impact the appearance of their homes in federally registered historic neighborhoods.
Neighborhood associations from Fells Point, Federal Hill, Washington Hill, Bolton Hill, Butcher’s Hill, Locust Point, and others have organized to communicate their concerns to BGE and their elected officials, but the parties have yet to reach a compromise. BGE initially agreed to pause work to investigate the issue, but shortly thereafter announced work would continue as planned.