Tell Secretary of Agriculture Vilsack: Don't frack the George Washington National Forest - #fracking
George Washington National Forest is one of the crown jewels of America's national forest system on the East Coast. But that could change if the U.S. Forest Service opens hundreds of thousands of acres of the forest--including old-growth forest, endangered species' habitats and drinking water supply areas--to invasive natural gas fracking.
Opening the forest to fracking could threaten the drinking water of over 4 million people in Richmond, VA, Washington, D.C., and the Shenandoah Valley whose drinking water supplies are fed by the forest.
The Department of Agriculture, which has final approval over the Forest Service plan, has stated that it will announce a decision on whether to allow fracking in the forest next month, which gives us just a few weeks to put pressure on Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack.
Tell Secretary of Agriculture Vilsack: Don't frack the George Washington National Forest. Click here to sign the petition: http://act.credoaction.com/sign/gw_fracking?referring_akid=7875.2988458.tJyibF&source=mailto-n1
Syndicated 2013-05-10 20:28:00 (Updated 2013-05-10 20:28:20) from proclus