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  • Clean Water Advocates Ask Judges to Halt Fracked Gas Pipeline

    RICHMOND, VA — Today, a coalition asked the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals to order Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) to stay out of West Virginia streams until a decision is made on their appeal from last week. The groups made the request today because MVP is ineligible to use the streamlined stream crossing permit offered to it by » Continue Reading. Continue reading

  • Clean Water Advocates Challenge Army Corps of Engineers on Fracked Gas Pipeline Water Quality Review

    RICHMOND, VA — Today, a coalition of clean water advocates filed a suit contending the United States Army Corps of Engineers improperly issued a crucial permit for the fracked gas Mountain Valley Pipeline. Under section 404 of the Clean Water Act, the Army Corps is charged with issuing a permit for the pipelines’ stream crossings that allows the project’s » Continue Reading. Continue reading

  • County Board once again tables pipeline permit

    Earlier this week, Appalmad wrote to the Augusta County Board of Zoning Appeals on behalf of Augusta County residents concerned about a 34-acre laydown yard that the Atlantic Coast Pipeline wants to operate in the County’s agricultural district.

    At today’s hearing on that proposal, the Board agreed that ACP failed to demonstrate the laydown yard would be safe and consistent » Continue Reading. Continue reading

  • FERC Faces Legal Challenge Over ACP Decision

    Charlottesville, VA— Appalachian Mountain Advocates and the Southern Environmental Law Center filed a challenge in federal court on behalf of 11 conservation groups challenging the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s decision to permit the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.

    FERC’s decision to give the pipeline the go ahead was accompanied by a strong dissent from commissioner Cheryl LaFleur who critiqued her own agency » Continue Reading. Continue reading

  • Legal Challenges Filed Targeting Atlantic Coast Pipeline Approvals

    Charlottesville, VA – The Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) and Appalachian Mountain Advocates, on behalf of a coalition of community and conservation groups, filed a legal challenge to the Virginia State Water Control Board’s approval of a water quality certification for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.  While the Board’s decision postponed the effectiveness of the certification pending completion of important studies, » Continue Reading. Continue reading

  • Enviros Sue to Stop Mountain Valley Pipeline

    WASHINGTON, DC — Late yesterday, a coalition of environmental groups took legal action in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to halt the start of construction of the fracked-gas Mountain Valley Pipeline, challenging the “certificate of public convenience and necessity” issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Attorneys for Appalachian Mountain Advocates filed the litigation on behalf » Continue Reading. Continue reading

  • Environmental Groups Challenge Virginia’s Unlawful Approval of Fracked Gas Pipeline

    RICHMOND, VA — Today, a coalition of environmental groups filed a petition for review with the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit to overturn Virginia’s unlawful approval of the fracked gas Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP). Attorneys with Appalachian Mountain Advocates filed the litigation on behalf of the Sierra Club, Appalachian Voices, the Chesapeake Climate Action Network, and » Continue Reading. Continue reading

  • Groups Sue to Stop NEXUS Fracked Gas Pipeline

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Yesterday, Appalachian Mountain Advocates (Appalmad), on behalf of the Sierra Club, filed a federal lawsuit challenging the decision by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to allow construction of the fracked gas NEXUS pipeline. They also notified FERC they intend to seek emergency relief preventing the pipeline’s construction while FERC reviews the group’s earlier request for » Continue Reading. Continue reading

  • Groups Challenge Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast Pipelines

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Sierra Club and allied conservation groups yesterday requested a rehearing before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for the Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast pipelines. Yesterday’s filings are a necessary step before filing suit in federal court. The groups are asking FERC to withdraw the pipelines’ existing flawed permits and prepare a full and complete environmental » Continue Reading. Continue reading

  • Groups Take Legal Action Against FERC on Atlantic Coast Pipeline

    Washington, D.C. – A coalition of affected landowners and conservation groups today filed a request for rehearing urging the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to reconsider its approval of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, a massive interstate gas pipeline that would transport fracked gas from West Virginia into Virginia and North Carolina. Mounting evidence shows that the pipeline is not needed to » Continue Reading. Continue reading

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