Nobel Prize Winners Say Climate Action is Urgent, Will Benefit Economy

October 10, 2018

Climate Change Economists Win Nobel Prize, 50 Years of Honors in Economics From an Article by Lorraine Chow,, October 8, 2018 The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced the 2018 Nobel Prize in Economics to a duo for their work on how the world can achieve sustainable growth. The prize was divided equally to [...]

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A Pipeline Moratorium Makes Sense in Pennsylvania (And Elsewhere)

October 9, 2018

Guest Column: The case for a moratorium on pipeline construction By Rebecca Britton, Delaware County Times, Swarthmore PA, October 7, 2018 The following is a response to a recent guest column by James Coyle against any moratorium in construction of the Mariner East 2 pipeline: Dear Mr. Coyle: The pipeline incident in Beaver County is [...]

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Required Reading on Climate Change for VA & WV Governors

October 8, 2018

Required Reading on Climate Change for Governor Ralph Northam, et al. News Update by Glen Besa, Virginia Sierra Club, October 7, 2018 On this October 7th, it is anticipated that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change will issue its Summary for Policymakers of its Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5ºC. This report should be [...]

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Sarah Murphy to Ride Horseback Entire Length of Atlantic Coast Pipeline

October 7, 2018

Woman Sets Off on Horseback Trek to Protest Atlantic Coast Pipeline From the Desk of Emmy Freedman, NBC 29 News, September 26, 2018 STAUNTON, Va. (WVIR) – One Shenandoah Valley woman is setting off on a more than 600-mile trek on horseback to speak out on behalf of the environment. She plans to ride from [...]

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Ohio River Valley Water (ORSANCO) Cooperative Decision Acknowledged

October 6, 2018

Press Release: Groups Applaud Progress on Ohio River Protections Environmental Law & Policy Center – Hoosier Environmental Council – Indiana Wildlife Federation – Kentucky Waterways Alliance – Lower Ohio River Waterkeeper – National Wildlife Federation – Ohio Environmental Council – Ohio River Foundation – Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition – PennFuture – Prairie Rivers Network – [...]

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Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline Ready in Pennsylvania (200 miles @ 42”)

October 5, 2018

ASP gets green light, natural gas to start flowing on Saturday From an Article by Ad Crable, Lancaster OnLine, October 4, 2018 Natural gas will begin flowing through the controversial Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline underneath Lancaster County on Saturday, according to the pipeline builder. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Thursday morning gave Oklahoma-based Williams Partners [...]

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Bernard McNamee Nominated to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)

October 4, 2018

Report: Trump nominates former DOE policy head McNamee to FERC From an Article by Gavin Bade, Utility Dive, 10/3/18 >>> President Trump has nominated Bernard McNamee, head of the Department of Energy’s Office of Policy, to fill a vacancy on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission set to open this Friday, Politico reports. >>> McNamee will [...]

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MVP Was Granted Illegal Stream Crossing Permits in West Virginia

October 3, 2018

The 4th Circuit Court vacates Mountain Valley Pipeline permit on stream crossings From an Article by Ken Ward, Jr., Charleston Gazette-Mail, October 2, 2018 A federal appeals court on Tuesday vacated a key Clean Water Act permit for the Mountain Valley Pipeline, saying regulators lacked legal authority to “substitute” one kind of construction standard for [...]

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Farm Bureau of Augusta County Approves Anti-Pipeline Resolution

October 2, 2018

Farm Bureau in Virginia Approves Anti-Pipeline Resolution From an Article by Bob Stuart, The News Virginian, Waynesboro, VA, September 29, 2018 While the builders of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline are waiting for final approval of erosion and sediment plans from Virginia’s Department of Environmental Quality to start Virginia construction, the local farm bureau has stated [...]

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PetroChemical Industry Showing No Concern for Climate Change

October 1, 2018

Climate Emissions From New Petrochemical, Oil and Gas Projects Same as 29 New Coal Power Plants From an Article by Sharon Kelly, DeSmog Blog, 9/27/18 In the last six years, officials in Texas and Louisiana issued permits allowing 74 petrochemical, oil, and gas projects to pump as much climate-warming pollution into the atmosphere as running [...]

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