Save our National Parks from new fracked-gas pipelines!

  • by: Sue Lee
  • recipient: The Senate & House of Representatives

America's public lands and wildlife face a grave risk: An important House committee just voted to let fossil-fuel companies build fracked-gas pipelines through OUR national parks!

Passing this bill would threaten the beauty and nature of hundreds of natural treasures like the majestic Grand Canyon, gorgeous Yosemite, and the wildlife of Yellowstone and Shenandoah. The parks aren't just famous for their scenery and diverse wildlife, either - they also present glorious flowers, trees, greenery, and other perennials. Let's be a unified voice and urge that this bill not be passed, by signing and sharing this petition today!

HR 2295, introduced by Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-NJ), and its Senate counterparts are deceptively called the "National Energy Security Corridors Act." This bill would require the Secretary of the Interior to identify ten pipeline corridors through OUR parks, and take away required Congressional review. That would leave you without the power to weigh in on specific pipeline proposals through your favorite parks!

Giving away our shared heritage to the fossil-fuel companies sounds unthinkable, especially while the climate cooks, but the bill actually passed the Republican-controlled House Committee on Natural Resources by a vote of 21-15! That means it's going to the full House, and your representative and senators need to hear from you.

Sign this petition today to tell Congress that it would be a dreadful decision to move forward with new gas pipelines in our National Parks!

The so-called "National Energy Security Corridors Act" poses a severe threat to our shared National Parks. I ask you to publicly oppose this bill! It is HR 2295 in the House, where it has passed the Committee on Natural Resources, and S. 411 and S. 1196 in the Senate.


This legislation would simplify industry's ability to build natural-gas pipelines through our national parks, removing assurances that representatives of the public - like you - could voice their opinions on the issue.


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Our national parks were created to be protected "unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations" - they protect our nation's beauty, wildlife, and history, and are enjoyed by all. Any specific proposal to put any pipeline through our parks should be carefully and completely debated in Congress with public input before a decision is made. Yet all parks are now at risk - from Shenandoah and the Everglades to Yosemite and the Grand Canyon.


Please don't vote to make it easier to build gas pipelines through America's favorite places, and oppose H.R. 2295, S. 411, and S. 1196.

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