Protect Our Water, Heritage, Rights (POWHR) is an interstate coalition representing individuals and groups from Virginia and West Virginia dedicated to protecting water, land, and communities from harms caused by the expansion of fossil fuel infrastructure, including the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP). 

POWHR members and organizations are part of a growing grassroots movement to stop fossil fuel expansion in Appalachia, including the MVP, and to kickstart the transition to a just and renewable future. We integrate the broader context of this pipeline fight into all our work, as part of a united fight to stop all new fossil fuel projects in the United States, combat environmental injustice, and meaningfully address the climate crisis.

Our groups are from the following counties and cities:

West Virginia: Lewis, Upshur, Greenbrier, Fayette, Summers, and Monroe
Virginia: Giles, Montgomery, Craig, Floyd, Salem, Roanoke, and Franklin

You can earn more about our member groups here.

POWHR is a Community Partner operating under a Joint Plan of Work with Virginia Organizing. You can donate to our efforts through Network For Good by designating POWHR on the donation page here.

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