Add your name to tell the Army Corps: Shut down the NWP12 “fast-track” permit for pipelines.

The Army Corps of Engineers is currently reviewing “Nationwide Permit 12,” the special permit which since 2012 pipeline developers have taken advantage of to fast-track a series of major pipelines like Dakota Access (DAPL), Gulf Coast Pipeline, Keystone XL, Mountain Valley Pipeline, Atlantic Coast Pipeline, and Byhalia Connection.

Nationwide Permit 12 is a scheme to avoid public scrutiny of oil and gas pipelines. By artificially treating these pipelines as hundreds or even thousands of “single and complete projects,” NWP 12 avoids any public scrutiny. That’s the goal. For example, the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) was originally approved under NWP12, even though it has more than 1,000 water crossings.

These pipelines have more than “minimal” environmental effects under any reasonable definition; simply put, NWP12 is a loophole under which the pipeline industry has fast-tracked all of these climate-polluting projects.

Fast-tracking permitting for oil and gas pipelines under Nationwide Permit 12 puts communities, waterways, and the climate at risk. NWP12 should not be used for fossil fuel pipelines — the Army Corps must require robust analysis of the environmental impacts of these pipelines.

Add your name to tell the Army Corps: Shut down the NWP12 “fast-track” permit for pipelines.