Washington, D.C. — The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission greenlit the Mountain Valley Pipeline to begin all remaining construction.
Russell Chisholm, managing director of the Protect Our Water, Heritage, Rights Coalition (POWHR) and an impacted community member responded:
“The Biden administration just green lit a reckless, unnecessary fossil fuel project during a deadly heat wave caused by climate change. The destruction wrought by this pipeline on our planet and communities is President Biden’s climate legacy. The gas from the pipeline is unnecessary, the permanent local jobs provided are minimal, the endangerment to precious species is irreversible, water sources will be polluted, and earthquake and landslide prone areas stand in its wake. We are devastated but we will never give up on protecting our home.”