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Our air. Our lives.

Hundreds of Virginians voiced their concerns this summer about a massive fracked gas compressor station proposed in the heart of Virginia as part of the risky Atlantic Coast Pipeline. Some of them have everything at stake — their health, home and heritage as part of the historic African-American community of Union Hill.

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The Problem with Monopoly Utilities

Transmission lines.

Much of America’s energy system still runs like it did in the early 20th century, but times are changing.

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Mountain Valley Pipeline Sparks Anger

Tree-sit in path of Mountain Valley Pipeline

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.

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Mountain Valley Pipeline ordered to halt construction at stream crossings

Mountain Valley Pipeline Construction Bird's Eye View

Construction of the Mountain Valley Pipeline is now halted at nearly all stream crossings in West Virginia and Virginia, following a court ruling and an announcement from the Army Corps of Engineers.

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Federal court vacates key permit in W. Va. for Mountain Valley Pipeline

Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit vacated the Army Corps of Engineers’ verification that the Mountain Valley Pipeline project can be certified under a general permit, Nationwide Permit 12, instead of an individual permit for large

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Appalachian Voices response to Va. water board meeting on pipelines

Today, the Virginia State Water Control Board voted to direct the Department of Environmental Quality to aggressively enforce violations of water pollution control plans for the Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast pipeline, and to respond promptly to citizen complaints about

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Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast Pipeline Challenges Continue

Mountain Valley Pipeline construction

A slew of legal challenges and protestors has suspended construction on the Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast pipelines.

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FERC halts construction of Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast pipelines

In the span of two weeks, federal court rulings exposed major flaws in the permits for the Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast pipeline, bringing construction to a halt.

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Oil and Gas Drilling in Appalachia’s National Forests

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.

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Clean water advocates ask court, Corps to halt Atlantic Coast Pipeline

RICHMOND, VA – The coalition of clean water advocates that forced a halt of stream crossing construction activities for the Mountain Valley Pipeline in West Virginia today formally requested the same for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. The coalition took two

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