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People in the Path of Pipelines

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Residents along the path of major new and proposed interstate fracked-gas pipelines share their stories.

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Neal Laferriere

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Last September, Mountain Valley Pipeline contractors dropping anti-erosion pellets by air missed the site by a half-mile, pelting Neal Laferriere and his children and irreparably damaging their farm.

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Legal Troubles Escalate for Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley Pipelines

Construction on the Mountain Valley Pipeline continues in places, despite continued legal challenges. Atlantic Coast Pipeline construction is halted in all three states as projected costs balloon and legal troubles escalate.

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Ashby Berkley

Ashby Berkley is involved in several legal disputes to stop Mountain Valley Pipeline developers from cutting his riverside property in two, but that has not stopped them from felling several trees.

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One neighbor shares the devastating impact of Mountain Valley Pipeline construction on her animals and family

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Arietta Ann DuPre’s land and her neighbor’s land in Wayside, W.Va., serves as a home for rescued horses and other animals – and in early 2018, Mountain Valley Pipeline developers cut her horses’ pasture land in two.

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Legal Action and Protests Against Pipelines

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Numerous lawsuits have led to a complete halt to construction on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and at Mountain Valley Pipeline water crossings as protests against pipelines continue to spring up.

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Vigilant Volunteers Monitor Pipeline Construction

Elizabeth Struthers Malbon

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.

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Mountain Valley Pipeline Southgate Files for Federal Approval

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The 73-mile expansion of the controversial fracked-gas Mountain Valley Pipeline into North Carolina has drawn criticism from residents and regulators alike.

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MVP and ACP fracked-gas projects both dealt major blows — again

The Virginia State Water Control Board voted 4-3 today to reconsider the Clean Water Act section 401 certification that the board approved last December for the Mountain Valley Pipeline. Six days after Attorney General Mark Herring filed an enforcement suit

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Citizens herald major setbacks for controversial fracked-gas pipelines

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The Mountain Valley Pipeline and Atlantic Coast Pipeline, which have triggered growing opposition and controversy across Virginia and beyond this year, were both dealt major legal setbacks today. On the Mountain Valley project, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring and the

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