The Front Porch Blog, with Updates from AppalachiaThe Front Porch Blog, with Updates from Appalachia

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Crossover: Virginia General Assembly session reaches an important milestone

Wednesday, February 14th, 2024 | Posted by Jessica Sims | No Comments

The Virginia General Assembly has reached the halfway mark — and amid the highs and lows of committee decisions, hundreds of Virginians have helped advocate for critical environmental protections. Thank you for your calls and emails to legislators! [ Read More ]


Communities continue to seek safety measures for Mountain Valley Pipeline

Wednesday, December 20th, 2023 | Posted by Jessica Sims | 4 Comments

Along the route of the Mountain Valley Pipeline, citizen monitors have watched a frenzy of workers hurriedly lower sun-bleached and degraded pipe into trenches, burying as much material as possible. Although safety concerns led the agency tasked with pipe safety, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, to issue a consent agreement, the agreement has not brought peace of mind. [ Read More ]


In a moment of climate crisis, Dominion wants to move Virginia backwards

Wednesday, November 15th, 2023 | Posted by Jessica Sims | No Comments

These developments support the Virginia-wide shift towards clean, renewable energy and Dominion Energy had seemingly embraced this transition, expanding its own solar and wind facilities. But, alarmingly Dominion is now trying to reverse course in Chesterfield and construct a new harmful methane gas “peaker” plant, mere miles from the old plant. [ Read More ]


Federal agency announces a proposed safety order for Mountain Valley Pipeline

Monday, August 21st, 2023 | Posted by Jessica Sims | 6 Comments

Now as MVP construction is resuming, communities along the pipeline’s route are alarmed at the danger of using the deteriorated components, fearing that the risk for cracks, weld failures, leaks and explosions has increased. [ Read More ]


Not On This Land: Documentary celebrates the community-led fight against the Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023 | Posted by Jessica Sims | No Comments

The two screenings brought together people to celebrate the fight that brought down the behemoth ACP. “Not On This Land: The Fight Against the Atlantic Coast Pipeline,” directed by Christopher Landry, profiles some of the West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina communities who helped defeat the fracked-gas pipeline. [ Read More ]


Mountain Valley Pipeline: Risky, ruinous and roadblocked

Friday, March 10th, 2023 | Posted by Jessica Sims | 7 Comments

Nine years after the Mountain Valley Pipeline project was announced, it remains unnecessary and dangerous to the communities, water resources, lands and habitats through which it is routed. [ Read More ]


Hands Across the Appalachian Trail event celebrates the AT and rallies MVP opponents

Thursday, June 16th, 2022 | Posted by Jessica Sims | 1 Comment

On Saturday, May 28, more than 65 community members, advocates and allies fighting the Mountain Valley Pipeline celebrated the treasured Appalachian Trail — and the return of the annual “Hands Across the Appalachian Trail” event. [ Read More ]


The road to stopping MVP: Spring 2022 update

Wednesday, April 27th, 2022 | Posted by Jessica Sims | 1 Comment

The fight against MVP continues with a coalition committed to ending this dangerous and unnecessary project. [ Read More ]


FERC setting up an “Office of Public Participation.” After 40 years.

Wednesday, April 14th, 2021 | Posted by Jessica Sims | No Comments

Congress told FERC 40 years ago to start an "Office of Public Participation." The agency is finally doing it -- after decades of approving dirty-gas pipelines all across the country. [ Read More ]


Stopping a massive fracked-gas pipeline takes a village

Friday, November 20th, 2020 | Posted by Jessica Sims | No Comments

Some organize community meetings, some drive for hours to testify at hearings, some pray, some rally, some give detailed research to government agencies, some file lawsuits -- and some occupy tree-sits in protest. All stand against the unneeded, dangerous fracked-gas Mountain Valley Pipeline. [ Read More ]



 

 


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