COMMUNITY- LANDOWNER EASEMENT/ EMINENT DOMAIN OPPOSITION MEETING
Sponsored by POWHR together with member group Preserve Montgomery County VA.
Thursday March 2, 2017 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Blacksburg Presbyterian Church
701 Church Street
Attorneys experienced in a range of significant matters will speak on these important topics related to Mountain Valley Pipeline:
FERC Process: Post DEIS, FEIS, and Beyond
Presenter: Carolyn Elefant
Carolyn Elefant practiced with FERC before opening her own firm in Washington DC, in which she now represents property owners, citizen groups and governments in energy, pipeline and property rights matters. Challenging the onslaught of pipeline proposals including the MVP, she presently represents the Montgomery County Board of Supervisors in its opposition to the MVP.
NEPA Actions in the event of Certification
Presenter: Ben Luckett
Ben Luckett worked with the National Park Service and as a community organizer before beginning his law practice in the Lewisburg, West Virginia office of Appalachian Mountain Advocates. Appalmad specializes in pipeline challenges under NEPA, including intervention briefing, DEIS filings on the MVP and ACP, as well as survey challenges now pending in the Va. Supreme Court.
Survey Issues in Local Courts
Presenter: Justin Lugar
Justin Lugar practiced with Wilmer Hale in London before becoming a partner with Gentry Locke in Roanoke. He specializes in criminal/government investigations, regulatory compliance and enforcement and a wide variety of litigation, including pending cases in several MVP-affected counties supporting survey and easement opposition and eminent domain challenges.
Pending Virginia Cases; Challenging Eminent Domain for Private Gain
Presenters: Chuck and Chip Lollar
Q and A
Wrap Up: What Citizens Can Do Now to Stop MVP
POWHR Advocates will brief us on fundraising, state/local permitting issues, historical/ cultural and other initiatives; legislative summary, and upcoming events.
THIS IS A VERY IMPORTANT MEETING~PLEASE MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO BRING YOUR NEIGHBORS AND CONCERNED COMMUNITY MEMBERS.
Protect Our Water Heritage Rights – POWHR