Doug Jackson, 202.495.3045 or firstname.lastname@example.org
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, the Sierra Club released a comprehensive map of gas pipeline projects across the United States. The interactive map allows users to see how close their homes, schools, daycare centers, nursing homes and hospitals are to gas pipelines, including whether or not they fall in the blast zone or evacuation zone for pipelines the Sierra Club is tracking.
The map is live here and is searchable by zip code and pipeline name.
In response, Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune released the following statement:
“People deserve to know what risks these dirty, dangerous fracked gas pipelines pose to our families and our communities. No person, no family, and no community should be saddled with the threats these dirty and dangerous projects carry. Gas pipelines can lead to fatal explosions, dirty air, and polluted water, and exacerbate climate change and it’s important for communities to be able to know where these threats are located.”
About the Sierra Club
The Sierra Club is America’s largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization, with more than 3 million members and supporters. In addition to helping people from all backgrounds explore nature and our outdoor heritage, the Sierra Club works to promote clean energy, safeguard the health of our communities, protect wildlife, and preserve our remaining wild places through grassroots activism, public education, lobbying, and legal action. For more information, visit www.sierraclub.org.