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U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld Virginia’s Clean Water Act 401 Permit for Mountain Valley Pipeline

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, March 29, 2023 CONTACT: Peter Anderson, peter@appvoices.org, (434) 249-6446 Morgan Caplan, morgan.caplan@sierraclub.org Richmond, VA – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit ruled that federal circuit courts do have authority to review state Clean

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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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Statement from Appalachian Voices on U.S. Fish and Wildlife biological opinion for Mountain Valley Pipeline

Today, for the third time, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issued a Biological Opinion and Incidental Take Statement for the Mountain Valley Pipeline, one of several authorizations necessary under federal law to allow construction of the project. 

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As comment deadlines come to a close, more than 40,000 voice opposition to new Mountain Valley Pipeline federal permits

In response to the U.S. Forest Service’s intention to break 11 of its own rules for the controversial Mountain Valley Pipeline, over 30,000 individuals and organizations submitted their opposition to the agency’s plan ahead of a February 21 deadline.

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For Appalachian communities, the 117th Congress brought significant victories, but work remains

As the new Congress begins, we at Appalachian Voices are taking stock of the many victories achieved in the 117th Congress that just came to a close.

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U.S. Senate excludes Sen. Joe Manchin’s Building American Energy Security Act from National Defense Authorization Act

For immediate release: December 15, 2022 Contacts: Chelsea Barnes, Legislative Director, chelsea@appvoices.org Molly Moore, Director of Program Communications, molly@appvoices.org WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the U.S. Senate rejected an amendment that would have added Sen. Joe Manchin’s proposed Building American Energy

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Crowded lame duck session in D.C. brings dangers and opportunities for Appalachian communities

With just a few weeks remaining in this session of Congress, we’re fighting one alarming bill, working to pass two positive measures, and urging the Senate to confirm key appointments. Our Legislative Director Chelsea Barnes shares what’s happening on Capitol Hill.

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Statement on exclusion of permitting and Mountain Valley Pipeline language from defense bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dec. 7, 2022 CONTACT Chelsea Barnes, chelsea@appvoices.org, (614) 205-6424 Ridge Graham, ridge@appvoices.org, (828) 994-7444 Update, 2 p.m., Dec. 7: After yesterday’s defeat, today Sen. Manchin released a new bill, the Building American Security Act of 2022, which

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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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