Center for Biological Diversity

Tell the Army Corps to Block "Via Verde"

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has begun its public review and comment process for the construction of a natural gas pipeline proposed by the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, misleadingly called the "Vía Verde" ("Green Way"). The project is an environmental and public-welfare disaster -- take action now to tell the Corps to go back to the drawing board.

The authority wants to construct and install a natural-gas pipeline more than 92 miles long, with a 150-foot-wide construction right-of-way that will trample areas populated by more than 300,000 people, not to mention dozens of imperiled species, including a recently discovered, fragile frog called the coquí llanero.

Please take this opportunity to tell the Corps that this project is unnecessary and unjustifiably damaging to Puerto Rico, its citizens and its wildlife.

Then tell all your friends on Twitter and Facebook.

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Please take action by January 31, 2012.

Photo of coquí llanero (c) Neftali Rios.

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