Our forest is under threat from the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP). The ACP would cut across steep slopes, destroy intact forests, threaten drinking water supplies and impact sensitive species. Worse yet, the need for the ACP has yet to be demonstrated at all. That means, our forests could very well suffer all of these consequences for nothing.
To go forward, the ACP needs to secure an amendment from the Forest Service because the project is not consistent with the current 10 year plan for the George Washington National Forest.
We believe the Forest Service should not grant the Atlantic Coast Pipeline this amendment and change the plan for our public lands. Our forests should not be destroyed for the benefit of a private company.
If you agree – please speak up now during this comment period. Your voice matters!
1) Sign and share the Wild Virginia petition. Petition Link
2) Then, comment! Send statements of support to Forest Service Chief, Thomas Tidwell, firstname.lastname@example.org, and Regional Foresters, Kathleen Atkinson, email@example.com, and Tony Tooke, firstname.lastname@example.org. Copies of your letters should also be submitted to FERC’s online system to be included in the administrative record. Wild Virginia has made you a guide to walk you through the process. Step-by-Step Comment Guide. What should you talk about in your comments? Sample Comment Ideas Comments are due by April 6, 2017. Remember to cite the ACP docket number, CP15-554. You can also send comments to FERC by mail to: Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary, FERC, 888 First Street NE, Room 1A, Washington, DC 20426.
3) Don’t stop yet…sign up for a comment writing night.
Wild Virginia will help you create and file comments on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. Work with your friends and neighbors to pull together and file these important comments. There will be snacks and drinks.
March 20 in Staunton or March 27 in Charlottesville.