After weeks pressure from farmers and environmentalists, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper declared that Dominion’s Atlantic Coast Pipeline could not enter his state without lots more study. Specifically, Cooper ordered “site-specific” reviews for each spot where the 600-mile pipeline crosses a fragile creek, river or wetland in North Carolina. This is the exact same review that farmers and landowners have been asking for in Virginia — but Terry McAuliffe refuses. And now West Virginia – where both pipelines would begin in the fracking fields there – has hit the pause button too on approval.
North Carolina and West Virginia agencies are working to protect its citizens from these massive pipelines. Virginians deserve the same protection. Please phone Governor McAuliffe today and tell him to STOP the Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley Pipelines.
A suggested script from Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN) (which you can paraphrase in your own words: “Hello, my name is ____ and I live in _____[city/town]. I am calling to request that Governor McAuliffe exercise his authority under section 401 of the Clean Water Act to reject the Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley Pipelines. Due to significant health and environmental threats related to these pipelines, West Virginia and North Carolina officials announced significant delays in their permit process. There is no reason why Virginia should be behind North Carolina and West Virginia when it comes to protecting our climate, waterways, and communities. I ask that Governor McAuliffe exercise his full authority and direct the Department of Environmental Quality to conduct site-specific permitting for each waterway crossed by the Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley Pipelines, and ultimately deny these permits. Thank you.”
CCAN wants to track the number of calls made to Gov. McAuliffe, and any responses you receive. Go to their Web page to record your call.