PRESS RELEASE: Bold Alliance Seeks Pipeline Justice in Virginia

by Duane Nichols on December 20, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 20, 2017

Contact: Carolyn Reilly, Bold Alliance, 540-488-4358,

Citizens & Landowners on Proposed Fracked Gas Pipeline Routes to Host Press Conference and Deliver Petition to Virginia Marine Resources Commission

Landowners call for Commission to hold public hearings in cities and venues convenient to impacted communities along the pipeline routes

Newport News, VA — Virginia landowners, citizens, and Bold Alliance will hold a press conference on Thursday at the Virginia Marine Resources Commission’s offices in Newport News, and deliver a petition urging the Commission to hold public hearings for the proposed Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast fracked gas pipelines that are convenient to landowners and impacted communities along the pipeline routes.

WHAT: Press Conference + Petition Delivery to VA Marine Resources Commission

WHEN: Thursday, Dec. 21, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

WHERE: Virginia Marine Resources Commission, 2600 Washington Ave, Newport News, VA


Carolyn Reilly, regional organizer with Bold Alliance and impacted landowner in the path of the MVP shares, “Landowners and concerned citizens are continuing to stand up for communities, the land, and especially water. We must push for protection and ease of public comment for our most valuable resource, and ask the Commission to organize public hearings on the proposed routes of these controversial projects so that affected communities may be heard.”

The Virginia Marine Resources Commission is among the last remaining agencies yet to weigh in on whether to grant permits needed for the controversial pipeline projects. The agency’s headquarters are in Newport News, while the proposed pipeline routes are for some affected landowners over 4+ hours away by car.

View petition online:

Separately, Bold Alliance and a collective of more than 50 landowners’ federal lawsuit against the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) continues to move forward. That suit seeks to block the granting of eminent domain authority to seize land against owners’ wishes for the proposed Atlantic Coast pipeline and similar projects.

Background on landowners’ eminent domain lawsuit against FERC:
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Carolyn Reilly
Pipeline Fighter, Appalachia Region
Bold Alliance
(540) 488-4358

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