COVID-19 Cases Rise as MVP Refuses to Release Safety Plans


Resident concerns over the staging of large numbers of pipeline workers during a pandemic are growing as Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP), whose workers appeared to defy state guidelines outlined in Virginia’s pandemic-specific workplace safety standards in photos, requested to resume construction and as recent revelations showed that the Governor’s Office and the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) actually worked behind the scenes with MVP to allow the pipeline company to skirt around the requirement for COVID-19 mitigation plans.

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