MVP Protesters Arrested After Locking to Drilling Equipment

June 7, 2018

Police arrest three Monday in Monroe County, WV From an Article by Tommy Lopez, WSLS News 10, June 04, 2018 MONROE CO. WV – Opponents of the Mountain Valley Pipeline tried a new tactic Monday: chaining themselves to construction equipment. West Virginia state police arrested three people who were trying to slow down workers in [...]

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Protests Emphasize Serious Damages of Large Diameter Pipelines thru Mountains & Streams

June 7, 2018

Final Pipeline Protesters Removed from Elevated Perches Article from WV Public Broadcasting, Associated Press, June 2, 2018 The final two protesters who had perched themselves on trees and poles to block construction of a natural gas pipeline through Appalachia have come down. The Roanoke Times reports one protester was forcibly removed Friday and another came [...]

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Livestock Maybe Affected by Fracking via Unknown Mechanism in Fayette County, PA

June 6, 2018

Concerns Linger Over Gas Well Impact on Livestock, Community in Luzerne Township of Fayette County, PA From an Article by Mike Tony, Uniontown Herald Standard, June 3, 2018 Brent Broadwater walks through a pasture of red clover and alfalfa on his East Millsboro angus beef farm and wishes his cows could enjoy it. He knows [...]

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Comments Urgently Needed on ACP & MVP Stream Crossing Permits in Virginia

June 5, 2018

VA DEQ website back up; new comment deadline is June 15, 2018 From the Notice of  Lew Freeman, Allegheny – Blue Ridge Alliance, June 4, 2018 The website of the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, which has been down since May 22, is once again operational.  In a notice on the site’s home page ( [...]

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Politics Stretches Fracking into Unholy Challenges

June 4, 2018

Fracking, fear and politics — an unholy mix of challenges Opinion – Editorial by S. Thomas Bond, Charleston Gazette, June 1, 2018 Fracking, the most recent method of extracting gas and oil, is the delight of some and the dread of an increasing part of the population. The arguments for it are exactly two in [...]

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Trump Orders US Department of Energy to Interfere with Power Plants

June 3, 2018

Trump Orders Action to Stem Coal, Nuclear Plant Shutdowns From an Article by Jennifer A. Dlouhy, Bloomberg News Service, June 1, 2018 President Donald Trump ordered his energy secretary to take immediate action to stem power plant closures, arguing that a decline in coal and nuclear electricity is putting the nation’s security at risk. “Impending [...]

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Climate Education: When the Facts Are Not Adequate

June 2, 2018

EDITORIAL — When facts about climate change are not enough Essay by Katharine Hayhoe, Climate Scientist, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX Reference: Science 01 Jun 2018: Vol. 360, Issue 6392, pp. 943 Science is based on a shared respect for the scientific method — the principle that, by gathering and analyzing data and information, scientists [...]

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Embracing Civil Disobedience, Climate Activists are ‘Living the Emergency’

June 1, 2018

Climate activists turn to civil disobedience at the risk of serving prison time Article by Alexandra Varney McDonald, UU World Magazine, Summer 2018 For Leonard Higgins and Michael Foster, climate change is scarier than prison. Dubbed the “valve turners,” Higgins and Foster participated in the coordinated, simultaneous—and illegal—shutdown of five transborder pipelines in October 2016. [...]

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Stream by Stream Gas Pipeline Issues in WV, VA, & NC

May 31, 2018

Pipeline Bombshell: Even Dominion Energy Says Mountain Valley Pipeline Contractor Is Incompetent From an Article by Jonathan Sokolow, Blue Virginia, May 28, 2018 In recent weeks, Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) started tree clearing and ground preparation for its proposed 42-inch, 303-mile fracked natural gas pipeline running from West Virginia through Virginia. Almost immediately, reports emerged [...]

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West Virginia Energy Transitions for Green Growth!

May 30, 2018

Last Chance to Register for Energy Transitions for Green Growth! When: Tuesday, June 5, 2018 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM EDT Where: Flatwoods Conference Center, 350 Days Drive, Sutton, WV 26601 Driving Directions: Take I-79 to Flatwoods Exit Cost is Free. Lunch will be provided. Registration is required. Registration for Energy Transitions for Green [...]

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