Construction remains halted on most of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline’s route and on some of the Mountain Valley Pipeline’s route due to a slew of legal issues.
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.
Pipeline construction crews have upset residents along Mountain Valley’s route by logging near tree-sitters, ignoring a state-issued temporary work suspension and accidentally pelting a family with erosion control pellets.
Oil and gas reserves can be found beneath the Allegheny, Monongahela, Wayne, Daniel Boone, George Washington and Jefferson national forests. But while some forests have a high number of drilling wells, others have none or relatively few.
PRESS ADVISORY For June 1 and 2, 2018 On June 1 and 2, individuals from across Appalachia and the Southeast will gather in Blacksburg, Va., for the Water Justice Summit. The event is being organized by and for individuals fighting…
A quick look at how pipelines are regulated, whether they’re needed, and what the environmental and economic effects are.
New pipelines transporting natural gas and gas liquids would cut across hundreds of miles through Appalachia and beyond, putting people, land and water at risk. Here, residents along the route share their stories. Mountain Valley Pipeline Cletus and Beverly Bohon…
Ohio has more frack waste disposal wells than any other Appalachian state and receives millions of barrels of the toxic waste each year.
As fracking and related infrastructure expand, so does the industry’s impacts on local residents.
Plans for cracker plants and a gas liquids storage hub could lead to a toxic plastics industry in Appalachia.