The waterways in West Virginia carry the pollution of Appalachia and The Rust Belt to America’s main waterway, The Mississippi. West Virginia has long been a sacrifice zone–but it’s time for the state to be a leader in the movement for clean water.
Richmond, VA — Today, the Virginia State Water Control Board approved a water permit for the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) via a 3-2 vote, finalizing state approval for the MVP to build across hundreds of Virginia waterways.
Preserve Giles County’s Donna Pitt calls on the Virginia State Water Control Board to courageously represent the citizens of Virginia and reject Mountain Valley Pipeline’s Clean Water Act Section 401 permit.
Central Virginia high school student Akari Hernandez speaks to his generation’s fight against climate change, and stands against the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP). Call to action, join him at the Violation Vigil December 11th in Richmond, VA.
This is a guest blog by Crystal Cavalier-Keck, co-founder of Seven Directions of Service and a citizen of the Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation. Crystal demands real climate leadership and hopes to see the Virginia Air Pollution Control Board deny the permit for Lambert Compressor Station.
MVP Protest Runner Mercedes Walters reflects on her experience running over 300 miles across Virginia and West Virginia in protest of the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP).