Despite Fierce Opposition, Congress Sacrifices Appalachia

Washington, D.C. — The U.S. Senate passed the debt ceiling bill without Virginia Senator Tim Kaine’s amendment which would have removed its Mountain Valley Pipeline provisions. The final vote was 30-69.

Denali Nalamalapu, Communications Director of the Protect Our Water, Heritage, Rights Coalition (POWHR) responded: 

“Our global movement to stop the Mountain Valley Pipeline is stronger than ever. While we are outraged and devastated in this unprecedented moment, we will never stop fighting this unfinished, unnecessary, and unwanted project. Our hearts are broken but our bonds are strong.”

On June 8th, people from around the country will gather in front of the White House to demand President Biden stop the Mountain Valley Pipeline.