Newport, Virginia Designated “Most Endangered.”

“Last year’s Most Endangered Historic Places listing for Natural, Historic and Cultural Resources Threatened by Utility Infrastructure Projects Across the State remains relevant in 2017 as one of the largest threats to Virginia’s rich and varied resources. Projects such as the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) and the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) and the visual disruptions and ground disturbances they would bring continue to threaten the integrity of historic sites and districts, rural historic districts, and state and federally-owned lands such as the Appalachian Trail and the Blue Ridge Parkway. The potential cumulative damage to Virginia’s heritage tourism industry is substantial and unprecedented. None of these threats have been adequately addressed by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) section 106 review process that is required by the National Historic Preservation Act.”

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In the midst of a national tour of his documentary Pipeline Fighters, filmmaker Marino Colmano returned to Newport to capture the announcement and community reaction as seen below in the updated 5th episode. Visit for excerpts, award information, and screening schedule.

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R. Chisholm

Volunteer organizer and pipeline monitor for POWHR and Preserve Giles County. Coffee wrangler.