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Coalition sues Va. water board over Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Richmond, VA –A coalition of community and conservation groups, including Appalachian Voices, late yesterday filed a legal challenge in federal court of the Virginia State Water Control Board’s approval in December of a water quality certification for the proposed Atlantic


Despite vigorous opposition, Virginia water board approves conditional permit for Atlantic Coast Pipeline

CONTACT: Cat McCue, Director of Communications, 434-293-6373, Peter Anderson, Virginia Program Manager, 434-293-6373, The Virginia State Water Control Board today approved a heavily amended certification for the proposed fracked-gas Atlantic Coast Pipeline that is conditional on getting outstanding


Groups challenge Virginia’s unlawful approval of fracked-gas Mountain Valley Pipeline

Contact: Ben Luckett, 859.552.6979, Derek Teaney, 304.793.9007, Peter Anderson, 434-293-6373, Doug Jackson, 202.495.3045 or Mike Tidwell, 240-460-5838, RICHMOND, VA — A coalition of environmental groups today filed a petition for review with the United States


Federal review of Atlantic Coast Pipeline fails people and the environment

Contacts: Lewis Freeman, Allegheny-Blue Ridge Alliance, 703-298-8107, Greg Buppert, Southern Environmental Law Center, 434-977-4090, Ben Luckett, Appalachian Mountain Advocates, 404-645-0125, Peter Anderson, Appalachian Voices, 434-293-6373, An analysis of environmental impacts for the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline


Community and conservation groups condemn FERC’s review of proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline

Contact: Joe Lovett, Appalachian Mountain Advocates, 304-520-2324, Laurie Ardison, Protect Our Water, Heritage, Rights, 304-646-8339, Kirk Bowers, Sierra Club Virginia Chapter, 434-296-8673, Kelly Trout, Chesapeake Climate Action Network, 240-396-2022, Lara Mack, Appalachian Voices, 434-293-6373, WASHINGTON,


Atlantic Coast Pipeline backers head to North Carolina

While North Carolina is rightfully focused on the coal ash scandal, another environmental tug-of-war is strengthening in some of the state’s poorest areas. The Atlantic Coast Pipeline would cut 170 miles through eastern N.C. where a quarter to a third of people live in poverty. And this is precisely why these types of projects are placed in low-income communities: to reduce the chance of resistance.


Virginians challenge Gov. McAuliffe on energy policy, climate

Grassroots Alliance Calls for a ‘March on the Mansion’ in July to Demand Clean Power Contact: Kelly Trout, Chesapeake Climate Action Network, 240-396-2022, Amanda Pohl, Virginia Organizing, 804-337-1912, Cat McCue, Appalachian Voices, 434-293-6373, RICHMOND, Va. – An


Re-route of fracked gas pipeline threatens new areas of Va., West Va.

Contact: Ben Luckett, Staff Attorney, Appalachian Mountain Advocates, 304-645-0125 Hannah Wiegard, Appalachian Voices,, 804-536-5598 Drew Gallagher, Chesapeake Climate Action Network, Kirk Bowers, Virginia Chapter of the Sierra Club, Dominion Energy announced plans today to re-route the proposed


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