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Hydrogen gas — what’s all the hype about?

Hydrogen gas as an energy source in Central Appalachia is a real possibility, so we’re unpacking this technology and exploring its potential impact on the health of communities and ecosystems in our region.

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Statement from Appalachian Voices on U.S. Department of Energy inserting itself into the Mountain Valley Pipeline process

With no current action on the pipeline pending before FERC, the letter is an unnecessary and unusual step by the Biden administration, and one that contradicts the commitment to environmental justice highlighted in the administration’s new executive order signed on Friday.

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Mountain Valley Pipeline: Risky, ruinous and roadblocked

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.

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Enbridge’s 122-mile pipeline in Tennessee is not a done deal

Converting the Kingston Fossil Plant to a natural gas facility would expose local communities — who already suffered the 2008 Kingston Coal Ash Spill — to more pollution while creating very few permanent jobs.

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Residents to attend federal agency meeting in Cookeville to express opposition to pipeline

This Wednesday, community members from Jackson and Putnam counties will be at the Cookeville High School to tell decision-makers how they feel about a proposed gas pipeline in their communities.

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FERC grants Mountain Valley Pipeline four more years to complete project

The agency had previously granted an extension request in 2020, but the total length of the certificate, nine years, reflects the ongoing roadblocks and volatility of the project. In the motion, the FERC acknowledged “the validity of our conclusions and environmental conditions cannot be sustained indefinitely.” Yet, their decision to grant a seemingly open-ended certificate renewal contradicts this statement.

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Thousands submit comments in opposition to Mountain Valley Pipeline

Since construction began in 2018, MVP has been cited for hundreds of water quality violations in West Virginia and Virginia, racking up millions of dollars in fines. In addition to water impacts, pipeline opponents have raised concerns about air emissions from compressor stations, safety issues, lack of need, and the impact of building out more fracked-gas infrastructure at a time when decarbonization is crucial to addressing the climate crisis.

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The road to stopping MVP: Spring 2022 update

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

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FERC conditions amendment approval on MVP restoring federal permits

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MVP will need to get federal permits restored before it can bore under streams.

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The Mountain Valley Pipeline is far from inevitable

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MVP backers and supporters like to say the pipeline is 90% complete. That just isn’t true — and many hurdles stand in the way of this dangerous pipeline. Find out more in this blog post from us and our partners Sierra Club and the POWHR Coalition.

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