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Legal Challenges Against Pipelines Heat Up

Flooded field caused by Mountain Valley Pipeline Construction

Federal and state courts alike have partially halted the construction of fracked gas pipelines across the region as cases are decided and permits are reevaluated.

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FERC halts construction of Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast pipelines

In the span of two weeks, federal court rulings exposed major flaws in the permits for the Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast pipeline, bringing construction to a halt.

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Pipeline Basics

A quick look at how pipelines are regulated, whether they’re needed, and what the environmental and economic effects are.

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FERC Rejects Coal, Nuclear Subsidies

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission unanimously voted to reject U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry’s plan to subsidize struggling coal and nuclear plants.

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Appalachian Voices files suit to stop fracked-gas Mountain Valley Pipeline

WASHINGTON, DC — Late yesterday, a coalition of environmental groups took legal action in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to halt start of construction of the fracked-gas Mountain Valley Pipeline, challenging the ‚Äúcertificate of public convenience

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Pipelines Clear Hurdles, Face Resistance

While the Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast pipelines have obtained approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, they still face widespread opposition.

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Federal Agency Approves Dam Projects Over Objections

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued licenses for two West Virginia hydropower projects in September despite concerns from the state’s Department of Environmental Protection.

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Feds must re-do environmental studies for fracked-gas pipelines

Contact: Cat McCue, Appalachian Voices, 434-293-6373, cat@appvoices.org Doug Jackson, Sierra Club, 202-495-3045, doug.jackson@sierraclub.org Ben Luckett, Appalachian Mountain Advocates, 304-645-0125, bluckett@appalmad.org WASHINGTON, D.C. — Appalachian Voices and partner organizations have filed a request for a rehearing before the Federal Energy Regulatory

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Two Interstate Pipelines Clear Regulatory Hurdles Despite Opposition

map of pipeline routes

As the Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast pipelines clear some of the regulatory hurdles in their way, communities have rallied to state public hearings on water quality certifications to voice their opposition.

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Groups blast FERC findings on Mountain Valley Pipeline for fracked gas

Contact information for those quoted provided below. A coalition of landowners and advocacy organizations today condemned the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for disregarding the profound and long-lasting human and environmental trauma the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) would cause.

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