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

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

Virginia DEQ Issues Stop Work on Two-Mile Stretch of Mountain Valley Pipeline


August 2, 2019 Montgomery County, VA — At the close of business today, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) released a statement that the agency had issued a Stop Work Order for the Mountain Valley Pipeline on a two-mile stretch of the route in Montgomery County, VA. DEQ indicated that the only work allowed on … Continue reading Virginia DEQ Issues Stop Work on Two-Mile Stretch of Mountain Valley Pipeline

Pipeline Explosion in Kentucky Kills One, Shows Risks of Similar Projects Under Construction


August 2, 2019 MORELAND, KY — Early on Thursday morning, a regional gas pipeline ruptured in Kentucky, resulting in an explosion that killed at least one person and hospitalized five others. Authorities reported that five to seven people are missing. Emergency managers said the rupture involved the Texas Eastern Transmission Pipeline, a 30-inch, several-thousand-mile line … Continue reading Pipeline Explosion in Kentucky Kills One, Shows Risks of Similar Projects Under Construction