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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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Katie Whitehead

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Katie Whitehead already has four pipelines running through her land – and Mountain Valley Pipeline Southgate developers want to cut down three acres of her tree farm to add a fifth.

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Elizabeth Ore and Peter Cowan

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Mountain Valley Pipeline’s Southgate extension would cut straight through this couple’s yard if approved, potentially damaging their well and septic tank.

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Seneca Rogers

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Mountain Valley Pipeline Southgate’s original route would have plowed straight through the cemetery of Seneca Rogers’ church. Although they shifted the route, Rogers’ opposition to the pipeline is unchanged.

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Marvin Winstead

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Atlantic Coast Pipeline developers first expressed interest in cutting through Marvin Winstead’s farm in 2014 — but he has managed to hold them at bay.

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Barbara Jividen

Barbara Jividen

Construction of the Mountaineer XPress Pipeline near Barbara Jividen’s home came with concerns about safety risks posed by the fracked-gas line.

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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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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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People in the Path of Pipelines

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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

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Cletus and Beverly Bohon

Cletus and dog

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.

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