In Response to Ralph Northam’s Election as Governor of Virginia

Date Published: Nov 08, 2017

Appalachian Trail Conservancy
Statement
11/8/2017

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."

About the Appalachian Trail Conservancy
The ATC’s mission is to preserve and manage the Appalachian Trail – ensuring that its vast natural beauty and priceless cultural heritage can be shared and enjoyed today, tomorrow, and for centuries to come. For more information, visit www.appalachiantrail.org.

Media Contact: Jordan Bowman
Appalachian Trail Conservancy
Tel: 304.885.0794
Fax: 304.535.2667
Email: [email protected]
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Web: www.appalachiantrail.org





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  1. Nathan Anderson | Nov 17, 2017
    Gas is not Virginia's future.  In fact, it, and the proposed pipelines, will hinder the growth industries of SW Virginia which draw of our clean water, beautiful naturescapes, and extraordinary opportunities for development of lifestyle focused communities.
  2. Nathan Anderson | Nov 17, 2017
    Gas is not the economy of the future.  In fact, it, and the proposed pipelines, will hinder the growth industries in the SW of Virginia which draw from our clean water, beautiful natures capes, and extraordinary lifestyle opportunities. 

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