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.
After Cletus and Beverly Bohon spent almost 30 years living in their peaceful woods, Mountain Valley Pipeline developers used eminent domain to cut down a swath of trees on their property.
Ella Rose enjoys watching wildlife near her home in the Virginia countryside. But Dominion Energy’s plan for a natural gas compressor station roughly 500 feet from her home in Buckingham County has disrupted that.
If the Mountaineer XPress Pipeline is built, Barbara Jividen’s “little piece of paradise” by the Kanawha River could be upended.
Fighting back against a pipeline company with the worst oil spill rate in the country, the Gerhart family started a tree-sit in March 2017 that was still ongoing a year later.
Barbara Exum says “there is a presumption that African-Americans do not care about the environment.” But she has been fighting against the Atlantic Coast Pipeline in her county since the beginning.
M. Beram’s formerly quiet neck of the woods has already been disturbed by the fracking industry. Now, the Mountaineer XPress Pipeline’s right-of-way is running several hundred feet from her home.