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The Appalachian Trail is the “Lousiest Place” to Put Two Pipelines | Sierra Club

To build the lines, workers would have to clear a right-of-way up to 125 feet wide. And since many of the ridges they traverse aren’t that wide, the companies would have to flatten them to meet that requirement. “Even if you’re 100 percent gung-ho for pipelines, this is the lousiest place to build a natural gas pipeline,” said Lewis Freeman, executive director of the Allegheny-Blue Ridge Alliance. “They don’t know what they’re getting into.”

Source: The Appalachian Trail is the “Lousiest Place” to Put Two Pipelines | Sierra Club

More deforestation and mountaintop removal. For those who love hiking the trail this is heartbreaking.

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