Send a comment to the U.S. Forest Service today to demand they protect the Jefferson National Forest and reject Mountain Valley Pipeline construction on public lands!
This comment period concludes on February 21– make sure you’re able to have your say and take action right now. Urge the Forest Service to reject Mountain Valley Pipeline construction in the Jefferson National Forest!
During the Trump administration, the U.S. Forest Service took permitting action to clear the way for the Mountain Valley Pipeline to be built through the Jefferson National Forest. But the U.S. Court of Appeals rejected those approvals due to the agency’s faulty review of MVP’s impacts on the surrounding environment and local communities.
Now, the U.S. Forest Service is trying again to push MVP’s permit through. But allowing the pipeline’s construction within the Jefferson National Forest would significantly threaten the integrity of the forest and continue to expose local communities – and the water upon which they depend – to a wide array of environmental dangers.
The Jefferson National Forest straddles the border of Virginia and West Virginia, but the truth is that this also endangers North Carolina. Not only would allowing this construction within a national forest set a dangerous precedent for both this and other pipeline projects, but if this proposal is allowed to go through, it will have a domino effect and make it much easier for the rest of MVP’s construction to be completed – or extended – in all three states.
We cannot allow this deeply flawed fracked gas project to destroy miles of the pristine Jefferson National Forest. MVP is over-budget, past deadline, dismissive of frontline communities, and extremely dangerous to our environment.