Target: Frederick J. Akshar II, New York Senator
Goal: Protect the Appalachian Trail from construction of an environmentally devastating pipeline.
A new pipeline is threatening America’s beloved Appalachian Trail, called the Mountain Valley Pipeline. Energy companies are seeking approval to build this 300-mile pipeline that will threaten the water supply, most notably by transporting fracked gas across the waterways and wetlands that the communities rely upon. If approved, this pipeline will cut down whole swaths of trees and put all wildlife in its path in severe danger of illness and loss of habitat.
We cannot allow this. We have just managed to put a stop to the Dakota Pipeline, and now big energy wants to repeat their attempt in another beloved and well-known piece of nature. The Appalachian Trail is much too important, not just to hikers and campers but to a great amount of wildlife.
Nothing good will come from the Mountain Valley Pipeline, for us or the local wildlife and water supply. We cannot let big energy and oil companies, especially ones that cooperate with fracking operations by transporting their gas, destroy the beauty of nature. Sign this petition to protect the beloved Appalachian Trail before it is too late.
Dear Senator Akshar,
A project known as the Mountain Valley Pipeline is threatening the beloved Appalachian Trail, as well as the surrounding community’s water supply and the local wildlife. This proposed pipeline is 300 miles long and would transport fracked gas across the waterways and wetlands.
The Appalachian Trail is the most well-known and beloved hiking and camping train in America, famous for its natural beauty. Should this pipeline go through, this beauty will be destroyed, including but not limited to the many trees cut down to make room for it.
You cannot allow this to happen. You have the power to put a stop to this project and save one of America’s most beloved natural wonders from chemical and mechanical destruction. Please stop the Mountain Valley Pipeline before it has a chance to take off.
[Your Name Here]
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