Three women ran the 415-mile route of the Mountain Valley Pipeline over the course of 10 days to protest the project and connect with residents along the pipeline’s path.
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.
Since March, three states have passed bills that increase punishments against people who protest oil and gas development and designate oil and gas facilities as critical infrastructure.
When a Kingsport, Tenn., hospital merged with Ballad Health, the monopoly healthcare provider drastically cut back the hospital’s services – sparking a months-long 24/7 protest.
After Blackjewel and Revelation Energy declared bankruptcy in July, the companies retroactively withdrew paychecks from their former employees’ bank accounts, triggering a nearly two-month long protest and several court battles.
Two peaceful protesters of the Mountain Valley Pipeline were recently arrested and charged with threats of terrorism, a felony.
Numerous lawsuits have led to a complete halt to construction on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and at Mountain Valley Pipeline water crossings as protests against pipelines continue to spring up.
Pipeline construction crews have upset residents along Mountain Valley’s route by logging near tree-sitters, ignoring a state-issued temporary work suspension and accidentally pelting a family with erosion control pellets.
In late April, citizens of Pikeville, Ky., and beyond took to the streets in opposition to the white supremacist hate groups that had converged in Eastern Kentucky for the “Take a Stand for White Working Families” rally.
By Rachel Ellen Simon For the vast majority of his nearly 100 years, Ken Hechler has been one of the mountains’ strongest advocates. A Democrat from West Virginia, Ken Hechler served in the U.S. House of Representatives for 18 straight…