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Holding pipeline profiteers accountable

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The fossil fuel industry and monopoly utilities will not turn easily from their money-making course. We citizens must continue to hold them accountable.

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Appalachia’s Toxic Dumping Ground

Felicia Mettler

Ohio has more frack waste disposal wells than any other Appalachian states, receiving millions of barrels a year.

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Fracked and Overwhelmed

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As fracking and related infrastructure expand, so does the industry’s impacts on local residents.

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Frac Sand Mining in Appalachia

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A step often overlooked in the fracking process is the mining of frac sand, which leads to deforestation.

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Virginia cannot approve proposed natural gas pipelines lacking critical information about impacts on state waters

Appalachian Mountain Advocates * Chesapeake Bay Foundation * Preserve Craig * Southern Environmental Law Center * Wild Virginia Contact: Greg Buppert, Southern Environmental Law Center, 434-977-4090, gbuppert@selcva.org Ben Luckett, Appalachian Mountain Advocates, 304 645-0125, bluckett@appalmad.org Cat McCue, Appalachian Voices, 434-293-6373,

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A people’s tribunal on environmental justice impacts of fracked gas

Lakshmi Fjord, property owner in Buckingham County, Va., where a giant compressor station would be built, talks about the ongoing effort to stop the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and the people coming together to fight it.

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In reckless decision, FERC approves two massive, risky fracked-gas pipelines in Appalachia

Contact: Cat McCue, Appalachian Voices Director of Communications, 434-293-6373, cat [at] appvoices.org VIRGINIA – Late yesterday, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved the controversial and dangerous inter-state Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley pipelines. The projects are still pending approval

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Pipelines Face Continued Challenges

Citizen and environmental groups continue to challenge the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline and Mountain Valley Pipeline as the companies behind the pipelines push for rushed decisions.

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Court Prevents County From Banning Fracking Wastewater

A federal appeals court upheld a lower court’s decision to block Fayette County, W.Va., from banning the disposal of fracking waste in the county on the grounds that fracking waste disposal is governed by the state.

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Va. foes of Atlantic Coast Pipeline applaud N.C. delay, urge Gov. McAuliffe to likewise seek more information

CONTACT: Cat McCue, Appalachian Voices, cat@appvoices.org, 434-293-6373 VIRGINIA – Late yesterday, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper’s administration delayed until mid-December its decision on whether to permit the controversial Atlantic Coast Pipeline project, requesting additional information on its potential impact on

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