Appalachian Trail Conservancy
In Response to Ralph Northam’s Election as Governor of Virginia
Statement from Ron Tipton, President & CEO of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy
"We congratulate Ralph Northam on being elected the next Governor of Virginia.
Virginia's water supply, jobs and the 554 miles of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail in the state are under attack by the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline project. With the Trail facing its biggest threat ever in Virginia, we need Governor-elect Northam and the Department of Environmental Quality to properly review the negative impacts that this project would have on the A.T., clean drinking water sources and the economies of towns dependent on tourism and recreation dollars.
This pipeline must be stopped — Mr. Northam and the state of Virginia can help us prevent one of the worst disasters to ever happen to the A.T."