The proposed ACP route is a threat to Shenandoah Mountain. The preferred route by Braley Pond Day Use Area and over Hankey Mountain would fragment the forest and allow invasives to take hold. It would permanently alter wildlife habitat and degrade some of our prime recreational areas along the Rt. 250 Scenic Highway. A permanent corridor for this 42-inch natural gas transmission pipeline would undercut the primary values Shenandoah Mountain has to offer the public: clean water, wildlife habitat, healthy outdoor recreational opportunities, and scenic beauty.
In order for the Forest Service to grant a special use permit for the ACP to cross the George Washington National Forest, the Forest Plan would have to be amended to make this route a Utility Corridor. If this should happen, future utilities would likely be colocated in the new Utility Corridor transforming a wild natural area into a permanent commercial corridor.
Please write to FERC and ask the Forest Service to deny a special use permit for the ACP to cross Natoinal Forest lands:
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Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
888 First Street NE, Room 1A
Washington, DC 20426