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Roanoke Valley Cool Cities Coalition Takes Position on Regional Pipeline Proposals

November 11, 2014

Roanoke Valley Cool Cities Coalition opposes the construction of new large-scale natural gas transmission pipeline projects. We believe such projects facilitate increased production and use of natural gas and thus increase carbon pollution, which is known to be a major cause of global warming. Emissions from burning natural gas also cause other significant environmental and health issues.

We believe this strategy is a major step in the wrong direction regarding energy policy and infrastructure. Rather than increasing and perpetuating the use of fossil fuels, we should aggressively:

  •     Promote conservation and efficiency to reduce energy needs.
  •     Develop renewable energy sources such as solar and wind to reduce and supplant our dependence on fossil fuels.

Click here to view all posts on natural gas issues from the Roanoke Valley Cool Cities Coalition.

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