Wild Virginia takes steps to file objection to Forest Service's Draft Record

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (NEWSPLEX) -- The U.S. Forest Service is gearing up to make its final decision on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, and there is still plenty of opposition.

Wild Virginia has decided to file an objection to the Forest Service's Draft Record. Members held a meeting to discuss the criteria and steps necessary to file a formal objection. Their submitted objection will oppose the plans to run the Atlantic Coast Pipeline through National Forest land.

David Sligh, Wild Virginia Conservation Director, stated, "The people in the Forest Services Offices in Virginia and West Virginia are the ones who know our forests best, our public land."

He added that he felt they did their job, researching and presenting a variety of concerns that most of the public shared.

"Their trust [Wild Virginia] is with their word," Sligh said. "It seems like their bosses maybe didn't trust it as much as they should."

For more information about Wild Virginia and the initiatives to file an objection to the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, click on the link in the Related Links box.

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