Appalmad: Fighting Natural Gas Pipelines

Appalachian Mountain Advocates’ case in the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has forced WV DEP to rescind its water quality certification for the Mountain Valley Pipeline. This is a big victory for those who oppose the pipeline. Read more here.

Appalachian Mountain Advocates (Appalmad) today won its third significant court victory fighting the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and Mountain Valley Pipeline. Appalmad’s other victories include:

  • The West Virginia Supreme Court ruled that pipeline companies may not force their way onto private property without a property owners’ permission, ruling that the proposed pipeline would not benefit West Virginians.
  • The Virginia Supreme Court held pipeline companies may not enter private property without strictly complying with state law.

This is just the beginning.

We have been working hard for years to develop the groundwork necessary to bring successful legal challenges to the full slate of pipelines planned for our region.

In the coming months, Appalachian Mountain Advocates will file several more lawsuits against proposed pipelines like the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and the Mountain Valley Pipeline. These massive projects would cut through hundreds of miles of the most ecologically and economically valuable forest and agricultural land in our region. We’re currently litigating the Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline, a 200-mile large diameter pipeline proposed to move fracked gas through ten Pennsylvania counties. We’ll soon be bringing legal actions against other pipelines throughout the region.

We’re doing all we can to fight for our region, for our partners, and for a clean energy future.