Proclamation of Remembrance and Gratitude


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.

North Carolina DEQ Denies Critical Permit for MVP Southgate Project


August 11, 2020 Contact:  Russell Chisholm, POWHR Co-Chair, russell.powhr@gmail.com, (540) 404-2727 Maury Johnson, POWHR Executive Committee Member, maurywjohnson@yahoo.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

VA Supreme Court Denies Substantial Hearing on MVP Landowner Complaints


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

Dominion and Duke Energy Abandon Atlantic Coast Pipeline


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

Preserve Monroe Letter to Gov. Jim Justice: Pipeline Construction Not “Critical” During COVID-19 Pandemic


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

Landowners file Facial Constitutional Challenge Against FERC and MVP under the Federal Non-Delegation Doctrine


January 3, 2020 Contact: Russell Chisholm, POWHR Co-Chair, russell.powhr@gmail.com, (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