No pipeline through Jefferson National Forest
U.S. Forest Service Chief Randy Moore,
Spread between Virginia, West Virginia and Kentucky, Jefferson National Forest provides millions of adventurers with incredible recreational experiences every year. Its hundreds of miles of trails and winding streams welcome plentiful hikers and kayakers. But the construction of the Mountain Valley Pipeline Project would spoil this treasured region for anyone visiting.
The pipeline's construction would require clearing entire areas of the forest and digging a trench to let it run underground, which would contaminate soil, plants and streams. The Jefferson National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan, as currently written, prohibits building a pipeline, and I urge you to not amend the plan and keep Jefferson National Forest unharmed.
Pipelines should never be welcome in America's national forests.