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In the Pipelines’ Paths: Environmental damages to special places

Peters Mountain

Both the Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley Pipelines threaten to damage historic and scenic sites along their paths through West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina. Places such as Bent Mountain and Peters Mountain could be permanently scared, while parts of the Appalachian Trail and the Blue Ridge Parkway could also be impacted.

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The Problems with Pipelines

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This map shows a sampling of the types of sites that would be affected by the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline and Atlantic Coast Pipeline. View the print centerspread here while we transfer it to a web-friendly version.

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Pipeline Construction Would Scar Appalachian Trail Vistas

View from Angels Rest

If constructed, the proposed Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley Pipelines would permanently mar several majestic vistas along the Appalachian Trail. Local residents and avid hikers voice concerns.

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FERC’s pipeline review process is broken

As new research refutes industry's pro-pipeline arguments, former FERC chairman Norman Bay is calling for greater scrutiny of proposed natural gas infrastructure projects.

It’s no secret: oil and gas pipelines have captured the nation’s attention, not to mention the new administration’s. But new research is refuting the industry’s pro-pipeline arguments and even a former chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is calling for greater scrutiny of proposed natural gas infrastructure projects.

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Delay in Mountain Valley Pipeline

The Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Mountain Valley Pipeline has been delayed indefinitely, but the Trump administration expedited action on the Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipelines.

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Public Pushback Against Appalachian Natural Gas Pipelines

Community members from across Appalachia are joining together to fight the construction of the Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley Pipelines, but critics cite flaws with the ongoing environmental review process.

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Why stop the Mountain Valley Pipeline?

A sign in eastern Montgomery County, Va., announces local opposition to the Mountain Valley Pipeline.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is taking public comments from citizens regarding the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline, which would carry fracked gas through W.Va. and Va. It’s a important chance for citizens to voice their concerns on-the-record. Read some of the reasons why Virginia Campaign Coordinator Peter Anderson is speaking out against the pipeline.

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Environmental justice in Buckingham County

Members of the Buckingham County Planning Commission look over a packed room of people speaking out against the Atlantic Coast Pipeline compressor station.

A proposed compressor station along the Atlantic Coast Pipeline route would pose public health risks and increase noise pollution in a rural, historically black community. Citizens are fervently urging local officials to reject the project, which would severely impact the viability of the pipeline overall.

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Consequences and Need for Natural Gas Pipelines Disputed

Community members, economic advisors and environmentalists question the need for the proposed Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast Pipelines.

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Standing Against the Mountain Valley Pipeline

Throughout September, Appalachian Voices met with community members in Virginia and West Virginia to join forces in the fight to stop construction of the Mountain Valley Pipeline.

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