• State rejects Dominion’s flawed energy plan

    Today, the Virginia State Corporation Commission rejected Dominion Virginia Energy’s 2018 integrated resource plan, citing “considerable doubt regarding the accuracy and reasonableness” of Dominion’s electricity demand forecast and flaws in its assumptions about new fossil fuel generation. The Commission’s decision cites testimony submitted by lawyers from Appalachian Mountain Advocates, on behalf of Sierra Club, challenging the accuracy of Dominion’s demand » Continue Reading. Continue reading

  • Army Corps Suspends ACP Permit

    Following requests from Appalachian Mountain Advocates (Appalmad) attorneys, the Norfolk, Huntington, and Pittsburgh districts of the Army Corps of Engineers have each suspended its authorization of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. As a result, ACP lacks authorization to do any instream or wetland construction anywhere along its route.

    Appalmad has argued this action was necessary in light of a recent federal » Continue Reading. Continue reading

  • Court Stays ACP Permit in West Virginia

    Breaking! The Fourth Circuit just granted our motion to press pause on a permit necessary for Atlantic Coast Pipeline to build across streams in West Virginia while our legal challenge is pending. ACP had threatened to start blasting through streams in Pocahontas and Randolph Counties as soon as tomorrow, so lawyers from Appalmad worked hard this week to stop them.

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  • Key Permit for Mountain Valley Pipeline Suspended

    Pittsburgh, PA — Late Friday, at the request of a coalition of clean water advocates including the Sierra Club and Appalachian Mountain Advocates, the Pittsburgh District of the Army Corps of Engineers suspended a third permit that the fracked gas Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) must have in order to build through waterways in Wetzel and Harrison Counties in West Virginia. This » Continue Reading. Continue reading

  • Mountain Valley Pipeline Loses Authority to Cross Streams and Wetlands in Virginia

    NORFOLK, VA — Today, at the request of a coalition of clean water advocates including the Sierra Club and Appalachian Mountain Advocates, the Army Corps of Engineers suspended a permit that the fracked gas Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) must have in order to build through waterways in Virginia. This action follows Tuesday’s federal court ruling throwing out MVP’s stream crossing permit » Continue Reading. Continue reading

  • Breaking: Significant Delay in MVP Construction

    Today the Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit issued an order that will significantly impede construction of the Mountain Valley Pipeline, halting MVP construction through rivers and streams in southern West Virginia for the foreseeable future.

    Appalachian Mountain Advocates attorneys and our partners appeared before the court last week to challenge the Army Corps of Engineers’ certification for the pipeline » Continue Reading. Continue reading

  • MVP water crossing permit suspended by federal appeals court

    A three-judge panel of the 4thU.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed to stay a permit issued by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for Mountain Valley Pipeline to construct all water crossings along the pipeline’s West Virginia route — rather than just the four major river crossings the Corps initially suspended work on.

    The Corps had issued what’s called a » Continue Reading. Continue reading

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Partially Suspends Important Pipeline Permit

    Today, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers informed the corporation building the Mountain Valley Pipeline that it was partially suspending an important permit allowing the company to build the pipeline through streams in West Virginia.

    This action took place after Appalachian Mountain Advocates notified the Corps that MVP had admitted that it could not complete construction of several major stream » Continue Reading. Continue reading

  • New challenge to MVP project questions river crossing permit

    By Ken Ward Jr. Charleston Gazette-Mail

    Federal officials approved the Mountain Valley Pipeline using a streamlined review process that isn’t allowed for projects with the kind of time-consuming river crossings involved in construction of the 300-mile natural gas pipeline, lawyers for citizen groups and environmental organizations told a federal appeals court on Tuesday.

    Lawyers for the Sierra Club, the West » Continue Reading. Continue reading

  • Court Halts Pipeline Tree Cutting, Requires Full Review on Historic VA Property

    More good news for The Wilderness, a 1,000-acre historic farm threatened by the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline. This morning a unanimous judicial panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit vacated a lower court’s injunction that would have allowed ACP to begin cutting trees on the property immediately. Appalachian Mountain Advocates represents The Wilderness in this » Continue Reading. Continue reading

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