With our deepest gratitude for her friendship and service to the Coalition, We therefore proclaim August 17 thru 22, 2020 April Pierson-Keating Appreciation Week across the POWHR Coalition region.
August 11, 2020 Contact: Russell Chisholm, POWHR Co-Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org, (540) 404-2727 Maury Johnson, POWHR Executive Committee Member, email@example.com, (304) 832-6085 The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality announced today their denial of a permit for the Mountain Valley Pipeline’s Southgate project. The permit—a water quality certification under Clean Water Act Section 401—was needed for the project … Continue reading North Carolina DEQ Denies Critical Permit for MVP Southgate Project
July 3, 2020 In a ruling issued yesterday, the Virginia Supreme Court affirmed a lower court’s decision in Vest v. Mountain Valley Pipeline to award MVP summary judgement. The challenge, brought by a landowner impacted by the pipeline, alleged civil trespass claims against MVP surveyors and questioned the viability of the Commonwealth’s survey statute itself. … Continue reading VA Supreme Court Denies Substantial Hearing on MVP Landowner Complaints
July 5, 2020 Dominion Energy and Duke Energy announced today that they are canceling their long-delayed Atlantic Coast Pipeline project, which would have spanned 600 miles through West Virginia, Virginia, and North Carolina. The companies cited lawsuits from environmental advocates and landowners as a financial barrier to the project. Dominion also announced the sale of … Continue reading Dominion and Duke Energy Abandon Atlantic Coast Pipeline
March 27, 2020 Dear Governor Justice, In light of the COVID-19 national pandemic, we would like to address an extremely important issue facing Monroe County, as well as many other areas of rural WV: the imminent arrival of out-of-state pipeline construction crews. Unless local, state and/or federal officials act promptly, as early as April 1st, … Continue reading Preserve Monroe Letter to Gov. Jim Justice: Pipeline Construction Not “Critical” During COVID-19 Pandemic
January 3, 2020 Contact: Russell Chisholm, POWHR Co-Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org, (540) 404-2727 Related: Starting off the New Year with a ‘Bang!’: Virginia Landowners quietly file constitutional case against FERC [Press Statement from Gentry Locke] Landowners file Facial Constitutional Challenge Against FERC and MVP under the Federal Non-Delegation Doctrine WASHINGTON, D.C. — Virginia landowners in the path of the Mountain Valley … Continue reading Landowners file Facial Constitutional Challenge Against FERC and MVP under the Federal Non-Delegation Doctrine