Appalachian Trail Conservancy opposes legislation expediting pipeline construction in national parks
Tuesday, July 7, 2015HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. (July 7, 2015) – The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) strongly opposes legislation that would expedite pipeline construction in national parks, including the Appalachian National Scenic Trail (A.T.). Three bills—H.R. 2295 in the House of Representatives and S. 411 and S. 1196 in the Senate—would accelerate review of natural gas pipeline approvals and would allow the Secretary of the Interior to issue natural gas pipeline rights of way on National Park Service (NPS) lands.
“National Park Service land—including major portions of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail—is set aside for the preservation and enjoyment of the American people. The Appalachian Trail