A publication of Appalachian Voices


A publication of Appalachian Voices


People in the Path of Pipelines

Residents along the path of major new and proposed interstate fracked-gas pipelines share their stories

This is the second installment of this series. Find our April/May 2018 “People in the Path of Pipelines” coverage here.

Mountain Valley Pipeline

Ashby Berkley

Ashby Berkley is involved in several legal disputes to stop Mountain Valley Pipeline developers from cutting his riverside property in two, but that has not stopped them from felling several trees.

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Mountain Valley Pipeline Southgate

Elizabeth Ore & Peter Cowan

Mountain Valley Pipeline’s Southgate extension would cut straight through this couple’s yard if approved, potentially damaging their well and septic tank.

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Mountaineer XPress Pipeline
Barbara Jividen

Barbara Jividen

Construction of the Mountaineer XPress Pipeline near Barbara Jividen’s home came with concerns about safety risks posed by the fracked-gas line.

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Mountain Valley Pipeline
man by tree

Neal Laferriere

Last September, Mountain Valley Pipeline contractors dropping anti-erosion pellets by air missed the site by a half-mile, pelting Neal Laferriere and his children and irreparably damaging their farm.

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Mountain Valley Pipeline Southgate

Seneca Rogers

Mountain Valley Pipeline Southgate’s original route would have plowed straight through the cemetery of Seneca Rogers’ church. Although they shifted the route, Rogers’ opposition to the pipeline is unchanged.

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Mountain Valley Pipeline Southgate

Katie Whitehead

Katie Whitehead already has four pipelines running through her land – and Mountain Valley Pipeline Southgate developers want to cut down three acres of her tree farm to add a fifth.

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Atlantic Coast Pipeline
man

Marvin Winstead

Atlantic Coast Pipeline developers first expressed interest in cutting through Marvin Winstead’s farm in 2014 — but he has managed to hold them at bay.

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