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Rising resistance to pipelines

a tree sit on Peters Mountain

Resistance to the fracked-gas Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast pipelines is growing, crossing all sorts of divides. Government agencies and officials supporting the projects are on the wrong side of history.

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Pipeline Resistance Grows on Multiple Fronts

Tree-sit

Tree-sits, legal battles and more have sprung up in response to the natural gas pipelines being proposed and built across the region.

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Environmental Protection Agency Aims to Deregulate Coal Ash

Aerial view of coal ash ponds near river

The Trump administration’s proposal to roll back federal coal ash safeguards gives more leeway to states — and advocates worry that would put drinking water at risk.

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Alpha Natural Resources wants to use Coal River Mountain as a tire dump

The case of Republic Energy makes it clear that the deck is still stacked in favor of the coal industry. But that has never dissuaded Coal River Mountain Watch from challenging the industry and the agencies that enable it.

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Holding pipeline profiteers accountable

sign in front of house

The fossil fuel industry and monopoly utilities will not turn easily from their money-making course. We citizens must continue to hold them accountable.

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People in the Path of Pipelines

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. Cletus and Beverly Bohon Montgomery County, Va.

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Fracked and Overwhelmed

fracking site

As fracking and related infrastructure expand, so does the industry’s impacts on local residents.

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Barbara Jividen

Barbara Jividen

If the Mountaineer XPress Pipeline is built, Barbara Jividen’s “little piece of paradise” by the Kanawha River could be upended.

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M. Beram

cleared trees

M. Beram’s formerly quiet neck of the woods has already been disturbed by the fracking industry. Now, the Mountaineer XPress Pipeline’s right-of-way is running several hundred feet from her home.

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Ashby Berkley

Ashby Berkley

Ashby Berkley’s plans to renovate Sweet Springs Resort in Monroe County, W.Va., are muddied by fears of the Mountain Valley Pipeline puncturing an aquifer and depleting the resort’s renowned natural springs.

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