You can fight the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and make your voice heard by writing letters to your elected representatives and your local newspaper.
- Write letters to the editor. You can make your voice heard and sway public opinion about the Atlantic Coast Pipeline by writing a letter to the editor of your local newspaper. To read guidelines on how to submit letters to the editor, click on the name of the newspaper to which you would like to send a letter: Nelson County Times, The News & Advance, News Leader, The Daily Progress, The News Virginian, The Washington Post.
Need ideas for what to include in your letters? The Friends of Nelson Fact Sheets at the top of our Information and Resources page have potential talking points for letters (eminent domain, water resources, property values, local economy, environment, jobs, energy economics). Speak Up Nelson has an excellent Web site devoted to helping residents write letters. Two newspaper columns on eminent domain, one in the Staunton News Leader and the other in the Hampton Roads Virginia Pilot, and one from Lowell MA on re-routing to use existing rights of way may also be helpful. Most importantly, be sure to write about the things that matter most to you: your home, your land, your business, and the personal reasons why you oppose the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.