Why Maury Johnson Took The Plunge


POWHR’s Maury Johnson describes why he took polar plunges in honor of endangered candy darter fish, and to raise money for organizations fighting the Mountain Valley Pipeline and fighting for clean water in West Virginia.

The ACP Was Canceled but We Still Lost Our Land


This guest blog was written by Bill and Lynn Limpert. Bill volunteers with POWHR. There’s nothing like winning a pipeline fight after years of community advocacy. Defeating the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) was a win for our people and planet. Hundreds of thousands of people can rest easy knowing that their lives, homes, land, and water won’t be destroyed or severely damaged by that unnecessary pipeline. Nevertheless, a lot of irreparable harm can be inflicted during a fossil fuel pipeline fight. Just because a pipeline is eventually canceled, doesn’t stop it from bulldozing through precious land and water and exhausting community members to the bone as they fight for their lives. 

Court Stops MVP From Further Jeopardizing Endangered Species


Richmond, VA – Today, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit issued a decision finding that Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) construction does jeopardize endangered and threatened species, countering the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s previous findings. This decision arrives a week after the Fourth Circuit ruled that the MVP cannot cross the … Continue reading Court Stops MVP From Further Jeopardizing Endangered Species

Court Stops MVP From Destroying More of Jefferson National Forest


Richmond, VA – Today, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit issued a decision that vacates prior decisions made by the US Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management. Today’s decision rules that the Mountain Valley Pipeline cannot cross the Jefferson National Forest in Montgomery and Giles County, Virginia and Monroe … Continue reading Court Stops MVP From Destroying More of Jefferson National Forest

Code Red for the Planet


This is a guest blog by Maury Johnson, a member of POWHR’s Executive Committee and Preserve Monroe

Build Back Better is Back. It’s Go Time.


It’s time that the Biden administration and Congress make good on their ambitious climate promises by passing the Build Back Better Act now, and stopping all new and unfinished fossil fuel projects, beginning now.