Preserve Our Forests

The Mountain Valley Pipeline is bad for wildlife and water quality

Nearly 14,000 petitions submitted opposing the Mountain Valley Pipeline.


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View of Grayson Highlands in Jefferson National Forest in Virginia.

Jefferson National Forest, a sprawling haven for wildlife and adventurers in parts of Virginia, West Virginia and Kentucky could one day be the site of the Mountain Valley Pipeline. The natural gas transport project would cut through 3.5 miles of the forest underground, requiring whole areas be cleared for a deep trench. Its path would intersect four streams and pose a grave water contamination risk. If built, the pipeline would damage Jefferson National Forest’s beauty and put its wildlife at risk. 

Nearly 14,000 Environment America supporters signed a public comment telling U.S. Forest Service Chief Randy Moore to reject the proposed pipeline and conserve Jefferson National Forest. Environment America submitted the signatures and petition to the U.S. Forest Service on February 6.

Pipelines should never be welcome in our forests, something thousands of citizens across the country clearly believe. Together, we raised our voices to keep Jefferson National Forest unstained by fossil fuel development.

Conall Rubin-Thomas
Conall Rubin-Thomas

Former Digital Campaign Associate, Environment America

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