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No Pipelines. Clean Energy is the Future.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 9:49
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The Mountain Valley Pipeline is unnecessary, not in the public interest, and poses major threats to the climate and environment.

The Mountain Valley Pipeline is unnecessary, not in the public interest, and poses major threats to the climate and environment.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is poised to permit the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP), an interstate natural gas pipeline proposed to transport fracked gas 300 miles from the Marcellus region of West Virginia into Virginia. The MVP is part of a larger network of proposed and existing pipelines that already transport the gas we need to power our homes and businesses.

Approving these new pipelines is unnecessary and would further entrench fossil fuel burning in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast, locking in decades of climate pollution.

The MVP would threaten public safety, headwater streams, national forests and pristine habitats, air quality, and historic and cultural resources. The project has been proven unnecessary for local energy needs and is the wrong investment for our region.

Moreover, FERC’s initial analysis of the Mountain Valley Pipeline fails to:

  • Investigate whether more pipelines are actually necessary to meet consumer needs
  • Assess cumulative environmental impacts in a meaningful way, and
  • Account for the massive climate impacts resulting from the increased shipping, burning and release of fossil fuels as greenhouse gases into the atmosphere

Take action now and urge FERC to reject the Mountain Valley Pipeline application.

Protecting the Central and Southern Appalachian Mountain Region



Source: http://appvoices.org/fracking/no-mvp-pipeline/

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