Natural Gas Issues
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.