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  • 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

  • Court stops Pipeline’s timbering of “The Wilderness” (for now)

    Today the Fourth Circuit issued an order preventing imminent tree cutting by the Atlantic Coast Pipeline on “The Wilderness,” a 1,000-acre farm listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has issued a “stay pending appeal” staying an earlier decision from the United States District Court for the Western District » Continue Reading. Continue reading

  • Advocates for Clean Air and Water Seek Stay on Atlantic Coast Pipeline Pending Court Decision

    RICHMOND, VA — Today, a coalition of environmental advocates filed two requests to stop construction of the controversial fracked gas Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) in the US Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit. The first is a motion to stay construction pending the court’s decision on the merits in an existing case for which the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) » Continue Reading. Continue reading

  • 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

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