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People in the Path of Pipelines

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

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Virginia Approves Controversial Compressor Station

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The Virginia Air Pollution Control Board approved Dominion Energy’s air pollution permit for the Buckingham compressor station despite fervent local opposition — but community members say the fight isn’t over yet.

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Marvin Winstead

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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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Legal Troubles Escalate for Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley Pipelines

Construction on the Mountain Valley Pipeline continues in places, despite continued legal challenges. Atlantic Coast Pipeline construction is halted in all three states as projected costs balloon and legal troubles escalate.

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Virginia’s Union Hill community continues fight for environmental justice

Pipeline resisters were distraught – but, alas, not surprised – when Va. regulators OK’d a huge fracked-gas compressor station in historic Union Hill. But all vowed to continue the fight for environmental justice.

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Va. air board issues misguided approval of gas compressor in African-American community

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Today Virginia’s Air Pollution Control Board unanimously approved an air pollution permit for a natural gas compressor station that would power Dominion Energy’s proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline. The board’s approval came despite evidence presented at the board’s November 8 and

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Legal Action and Protests Against Pipelines

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Numerous lawsuits have led to a complete halt to construction on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and at Mountain Valley Pipeline water crossings as protests against pipelines continue to spring up.

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Vigilant Volunteers Monitor Pipeline Construction

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Local residents are monitoring pipeline construction along the routes of several major projects. Some people are checking on the health of impacted streams, and others are deploying aerial surveillance.

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Va. air board delays decision on ACP compressor station in African-American community

The Virginia Air Pollution Control Board today delayed a highly anticipated vote on the controversial proposed compressor station in the largely black community of Union Hill in Buckingham County. In a packed meeting room of mostly opponents of the proposed

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Virginia Governor Alters Air Board Before Crucial Vote

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The air board members Gov. Northam removed in mid-November had spoken critically of a compressor station needed for Dominion Energy’s Atlantic Coast Pipeline project. A vote is now delayed pending a new public comment period.

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