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Virginia’s draft permit for Mountain Valley Pipeline won’t protect water resources, groups say

CONTACT: David Sligh, Wild Virginia, david@wildvirginia.org, (434) 964-7455 Cat McCue, Appalachian Voices, cat@appvoices.org, (434) 293-6373 Russell Chisholm, Protect Our Water Heritage Rights, russell@powhr.org, (540) 404-2727 The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) today released a draft decision on a request

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Biden must stop methane pipelines to deliver on climate change and environmental justice

In the USA Today, Indigenous leader Crystal Cavalier and climate scientist Michael Mann team up for this op-ed calling out the Mountain Valley Pipeline as a nail in America’s climate coffin and environmental injustice.

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North Carolina again rejects fracked-gas Mountain Valley Pipeline extension

CONTACT: Cat McCue, Sr. Communications Strategist, 434-293-6373, cat@appvoices.org The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) today announced its second rejection of the Mountain Valley Pipeline’s efforts to extend into North Carolina. MVP, which still faces legal and procedural hurdles

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

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.

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Clean water advocates sue to stop political pressure to bail out Mountain valley Pipeline

Washington, D.C. — Community and clean water advocates today sued to reverse a U.S. Forest Service decision about the controversial Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) that was rushed through under political pressure from the lame duck Trump administration. The Forest Service

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Trump administration rams through final Forest Service analysis of controversial Mountain Valley Pipeline

After almost 8,000 people called on the U.S. Forest Service this fall to prevent the fracked-gas Mountain Valley Pipeline from cutting through public land in Virginia, the agency today issued a final report supporting changes to its own environmental standards

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Stopping a massive fracked-gas pipeline takes a village

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.

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Conservation groups applaud court’s suspension of Mountain Valley Pipeline construction

CONTACT: Cat McCue 434-293-6373 cat@appvoices.org The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals today sided with conservation groups and issued an immediate stay of Mountain Valley Pipeline’s stream and wetland crossing permits in southern West Virginia and Virginia. The groups, noting the

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Groups take legal action to support North Carolina denial of Southgate pipeline

MVP Southgate protest sign

CONTACT: Ridge Graham, Appalachian Voices, (828) 994-7444, ridge@appvoices.org Perrin de Jong, Center for Biological Diversity, (828) 595-1862, perrin@biologicaldiversity.org Doug Jackson, Sierra Club, (202) 495-3045, doug.jackson@sierraclub.org RICHMOND, Va.— The Center for Biological Diversity, Appalachian Voices and Sierra Club filed a motion

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Appalachian Voices denounces FERC’s greenlight for Mountain Valley Pipeline to resume

CONTACT: Cat McCue, 434-293-6373, cat@appvoices.org Jessica Sims, jessica@appvoices.org, 804-356-1228 In a snub to thousands of Appalachian landowners and others seeking to stop the unneeded, dangerous Mountain Valley Pipeline, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission late today voted 2-1 to extend its

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