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Why we will win

Mara Eve Robbins, a stalwart activist in the movement against the Mountain Valley Pipeline, reflects on community and hope in this special guest blog.

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Statement on Manchin agreeing to pull permitting language from continuing resolution

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 27, 2022 CONTACT Dan Radmacher, (540) 798-6683, dan@appvoices.org Late this afternoon, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced that Sen. Joe Manchin’s Energy Independence and Security Act of 2022 would be removed from a continuing resolution to

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Four ways to help stop the Mountain Valley Pipeline and the dirty deal this week

dozens of people hold colorful signs, with a black-and-white "stop mvp" sign above. Part of the capitol building in the background

It’s a critical moment in the movement against the Mountain Valley Pipeline and the effort to stop the polluter giveaway in Congress. Here are four ways to act.

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Appalachian Voices Statement on Kaine-Warner FERC Pipeline Permitting Bill

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PRESS STATEMENT Contact: Peter Anderson, Appalachian Voices Virginia Policy Director, peter@appvoices.org, (434) 249-6446 On Thursday, Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) and Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) reintroduced the Pipeline Fairness, Transparency, and Responsible Development Act, a bill that would add meaningful notice,

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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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Inflation Reduction Act’s passage makes important progress, but opens old battles on new fronts

We thought it might be helpful to sort through the good, the bad and the ugly, and explain why we support the Inflation Reduction Act and why we are wholly committed to fighting the industry’s permitting wish list and any forced congressional approval of MVP.

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Appalachian Voices opposes permitting reform proposal by Sen. Manchin and Democratic leadership

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Residents of every Appalachian and environmental justice community deserve to benefit from climate policy, and we firmly oppose any approach by Congress that sacrifices frontline communities as part of a political bargain.

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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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Statement on MVP request for a second FERC certificate extension

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 24, 2022 CONTACT Jessica Sims, Virginia Field Coordinator, jessica[at]appvoices.org, 804-356-1228 Molly Moore, Director of Program Communications, molly[at]appvoices.org, 847-401-3633 Appalachian Voices statement on Mountain Valley Pipeline’s request for a second FERC certificate extension Today, Mountain Valley Pipeline

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

Activists and partners gather for the Hands Across the Appalachia Trail event. Photo by Russell Chisholm

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.

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