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THE BLACKWATER RIVER MUST NOT BE SACRIFICED

to the proposed MOUNTAIN VALLEY PIPELINE

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FACT:  All the streams that would be crossed by the pipeline must be kept permanently free of tree cover for the life of the pipeline, which would encourage overland flow of rain water, induce dynamic storm runoff and soil erosion into streams, and impair recharge of underground aquifers.

FACT:  Keeping stream crossings free of trees would involve the use of herbicides which would wash directly into our waterways after being applied.

FACT: Keeping stream crossings free of trees would result in significant warming of county waters, which would impair habitats of dozens of valuable native aquatic species.

FACT:  The Blackwater River is marketed by the Franklin County government as a destination for kayakers, fishermen, and wildlife enthusiasts. The river is a centerpiece of Franklin County’s tourism-based marketing.

MORE information here: WATERBrochure_PreserveFranklin.