A coalition of landowners and advocacy organizations today condemned the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for disregarding the profound and long-lasting human and environmental trauma the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) would cause. In its final environmental review, released Friday morning, FERC ignores the most harmful impacts this 300-mile-long pipeline for fracked gas would have … Continue reading Groups Blast FERC Findings on Mountain Valley Fracked-Gas Pipeline
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued the Final Environmental Impact Statement for Mountain Valley Pipeline as outlined in the announcement excerpted below. PDF of the 930-page document can be found here. The coalition of groups protecting water, heritage and property rights responds. Check out this list of Action Items from Appalachian Trail Conservancy.
The Pipeline Endangered Species Cemetery Art Work (PESCAW) project speaks to the great loss of habitat of many important insects, mammals, birds and fish along with other essential critters that make up our ecosystems. The total cost of the loss of these essential beings and their habitat is an economic price that is never … Continue reading Endangered Species Cemetery
Karst geology experts have strongly condemned Mountain Valley Pipeline’s Draft Environmental Impact submittals to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission regarding pipeline construction in sensitive karst terrain. A 14 page rebuttal, prepared by Ernst Kastning and submitted on behalf of the Virginia Chapter of the Sierra Club by Appalachian Mountain Advocates attorneys Benjamin Luckett and Joseph … Continue reading AppalMad and Sierra Club File Rebuttal to Mountain Valley Pipeline Claims
Landowners Launch Call to Divest From Banks Behind MVP New analysis shows Bank of America and Wells Fargo are top backers of fracked-gas project that threatens land, air, and water in Virginia and West Virginia Residents of Virginia and West Virginia opened up a new front today in their fight to stop the 301-mile Mountain … Continue reading Landowners Call to Divest From MVP
“Last year’s Most Endangered Historic Places listing for Natural, Historic and Cultural Resources Threatened by Utility Infrastructure Projects Across the State remains relevant in 2017 as one of the largest threats to Virginia’s rich and varied resources. Projects such as the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) and the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) and the visual disruptions … Continue reading Newport, Virginia Designated “Most Endangered.”