To: Charlottesville City Council, Albemarle County Board of Supervisors

No New Pipeline Construction in Charlottesville/Albemarle

No New Pipeline Construction in Charlottesville/Albemarle

Petition Text

Adopt a resolution banning natural gas and fracking pipeline construction in Albermarle county and in Charlottesville.

Why is this important?

As corporate fracking and gas pipeline proposals proliferate across the region promising jobs and cheap energy, the reality of the situation is that almost all of the fracked natural gas expected to transit our state will be shipped overseas, and very few permanent jobs will be created. Pipelines are dangerous, often exploding and leaking. Pipelines devalue land and hurt local farmers and forests. Our political leaders need to act decisively in the interest of the land, the wildlife, the farmers and the people. Join members of the Sierra Club, the Charlottesville Center for Peace & Justice, Wild Virginia, Appalachian Voices, and Friends of Nelson County in telling the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors and the Charlottesville City Council to adopt a resolution banning new pipeline construction in their areas! [This petition was created by Kirk Bowers and Evan Knappenberger of the Charlottesville Center for Peace & Justice.]

How it will be delivered

By hand to both groups' public meetings.

Central Virginia

Reasons for signing

  • We named two national parks here in Virginia, to honor both George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, as an expression of our deep respect for their unequalled impact on the lives of all our citizens. The very idea of risking befouling this pristine tribute to these founding fathers, for what is not a public cause but for a private company's money interests is utterly contemptible to my mind. And is dismissed, out of hand.
  • We don't want this pipeline in NC either!
  • Stop the pipeline

Updates

2015-11-04 14:26:06 -0500

Wow everyone thanks for taking action on this!

I want to make it clear that not only do we not want new pipeline construction in Albemarle County, but we support the farmers, landowners, and citizens of southwestern Virginia, West Virginia and the Carolinas who also don't want a pipeline in their backyards!

If this campaign is successful, we hope that other counties and cities can replicate it all over the region!

Thanks again, and no more pipelines!

Evan

2015-11-03 18:26:25 -0500

100 signatures reached

2015-11-03 10:01:18 -0500

50 signatures reached

2015-11-03 08:02:24 -0500

25 signatures reached

2015-11-02 13:24:28 -0500

10 signatures reached

2015-11-02 12:16:27 -0500

Tell your friends and family about our new petition to stop pipeline construction in Cville/Albemarle! Rumors have it that Dominion is proposing to move the Atlantic Coast Pipeline through Albemarle county.