Thursday, June 4, 2015

HIGH ALERT - HR 2295 to force pipelines through federal lands

From some friends in Virginia. This appears to be specifically targeted
to "grease the skids" of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, but might also
have other implications, to national forests, national parks, and
Indian Tribal Lands. 

Grab the Info Packet PDF here:

If you have trouble accessing the PDF, please email me: and put "HR2295" in the subject line.

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Date: Thu, Jun 4, 2015 at 10:33 PM
Subject: ACTION ALERT----Fwd: HIGH ALERT - HORRIBLE bill HR 2295 to force through pipelines

You can find your representative here.
There is a HORRIBLE bill, designed to force through the ACP pipeline, by directing the Secretary of the Interior to establish natural gas pipeline corridors on Federal land, with a mandate that they establish 10 such corridors in Eastern states within two years. Establishment of the corridors would be exempt from NEPA, and there would be limited public input into their development, and then pipeline permitting within the corridors would be expedited – the bill appears to require approval within one year of application. The bill would also make it much easier to put pipelines through National Parks.
H.R. 2295 will be voted on in the House Natural Resources Committee Thursday, June 11.  WV Representative Alex Mooney (who replaced Capito), DC (202) 225-2711, Charleston (304) 925-5964 needs to hear the opposition. 
We need to generate calls, so please spread this alert as wide and as fast as possible.  We also need some media attention. 
Testimony from SELC and the BLM, who opposes the bill, are attached.


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