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FERC orders halt to Mountain Valley Pipeline construction

CONTACTS: Doug Jackson, Sierra Club, 202-495-3045, doug.jackson@sierraclub.org Cat McCue, Appalachian Voices, 434-293-6373, cat@appvoices.org Jared Margolis, Center for Biological Diversity, 802-310-4054, jmargolis@biologicaldiversity.org WASHINGTON, D.C. — Late yesterday, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) ordered Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC to halt construction

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Virginia Gov. Northam announces climate goals for 2050

CONTACTS: Cat McCue, 434-293-6373, cat@appvoices.org Today, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam signed Executive Order 43, setting a goal for the commonwealth to achieve 100 percent zero-carbon electricity by 2050. Statement from Appalachian Voices Executive Director Tom Cormons: This announcement from the

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Mountain Valley Pipeline soils all in its path

Trained citizen monitors in Va. and W.Va. have documented hundreds of violations and possible violations from construction along the Mountain Valley Pipeline. They continue calling for an immediate stop-work order from regulators.

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North Carolina denies water permit for MVP Southgate pipeline

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Contact: Ridge Graham, 828-278-7493, ridge@appvoices.org Cat McCue, 434-293-6373, cat@appvoices.org The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality has denied a key water quality permit for the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline Southgate, dealing the project a setback. The permit is required under

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Kinder Morgan Drops Planned Gas Liquids Pipeline, Proposes Natural Gas

The oil and gas pipeline company nixed plans to transport hazardous natural gas liquids hundreds of miles through a repurposed 75-year-old pipe and instead is seeking permission to reverse the flow for natural gas.

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Citizens herald major setbacks for controversial fracked-gas pipelines

people stand with "no pipelines" signs

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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Va. air board waits to decide on ACP compressor station

Today, Virginia’s State Air Pollution Control Board voted 6-0 to defer until December a decision on a permit requested by Dominion Energy to operate a 55,000 horsepower natural gas compressor station for its proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline in Buckingham County.

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3rd water-crossing permit suspended on Mountain Valley Pipeline

Pittsburgh, PA — At the request of a coalition of clean water advocates, the Pittsburgh District of the Army Corps of Engineers late Friday suspended a third permit that the fracked gas Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) must have to build

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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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Empowering citizens at the Water Justice Summit

The recent Water Justice Summit in Blacksburg, Va., brought together citizens from Central Appalachia whose water is imperiled by coal mining, fracked gas pipelines and other industrial threats to strategize, learn skills and build affinity.

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