Feds Approve Dangerous and Destructive Mountain Valley Pipeline

WASHINGTON – The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has authorized construction of the Mountain Valley Pipeline, a 300-mile gas pipeline that would cross hundreds of waterways in West Virginia and Virginia.

The following is a comment from Amy Mall, senior advocate, dirty energy, Nature program at NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council):

“When you’re in a hole as deep as the climate crisis, the worst thing is to keep digging. This destructive and unnecessary pipeline was rubber stamped with complete disregard for its climate impacts, the safety of communities along its route, and the threats to clean water, forests, and endangered species. We will keep fighting alongside communities to demand the strongest possible safety and environmental standards are applied during any construction.”

NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) is an international nonprofit environmental organization with more than 3 million members and online activists. Established in 1970, NRDC uses science, policy, law, and people power to confront the climate crisis, protect public health, and safeguard nature. NRDC has offices in New York City, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Bozeman, MT, Beijing and Delhi (an office of NRDC India Pvt. Ltd). Visit us at www.nrdc.org and follow us on Twitter @NRDC.

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