by Hunter Frakes
Wild Virginia needs your help in signing on to a letter addressed to Ralph Northam demanding that he put a stop to fossil fuel projects in our state!
WHAT THE LETTER SAYS:
Over the past few years, we have seen the approval of multiple large-scale fossil fuel projects here in Virginia, such as the Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast pipelines. Since the approval of these projects, we have seen countless examples of their negative environmental impacts. Unfortunately, the current administration is poised to approve two more fossil fuel projects, the Transco Southeastern Trail Expansion and the MVP Southgate projects.
Doing so would increase Virginia’s dependence on fossil fuels and cause further harm to our wild areas. In addition to harming the environment, these projects have put our most vulnerable communities at risk, as many of those affected are low-income communities, communities of color, or indigenous communities.
Because of this, Wild Virginia and other organizations have taken to signing a letter addressed to Governor Northam that urges him to do his duty of protecting Virginia’s communities and the future of our environment. We ask that he publicly opposes all future and current fossil fuel projects in the state and increases our role in the production of renewable energy!
HOW YOU CAN HELP:
If you are against the fossil fuel industry and instead support clean, renewable energy, sign this letter today! You have until August 3rd, and both individuals and organizations can sign on.