Does the Governor of Virginia Understand How Pipeline Construction Damages Streams?

December 1, 2017

On pipelines, will Terry McAuliffe side with Virginia or with Donald Trump? From the Newspaper Column by Jon Sokolow, Richmond Times-Dispatch, November 21, 2017 Terry McAuliffe’s environmental record has been called “abysmal” and “marred by contradictions and empty rhetoric.” True, the outgoing governor just attended a climate conference in Germany — there are plenty of photos [...]

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Update to Schedule of Events on Fracking Pipelines in Virginia & West Virginia

November 30, 2017

December 2nd “Water is Life Rally/Concert” in Richmond Dear friends, So it’s time! It’s time for the biggest public protest ever organized against these destructive pipelines. Won’t you join the “Water is Life Rally and Concert” against the pipelines on Saturday, December 2nd at 1:00 pm in Richmond? Stand shoulder-to-shoulder in a massive, unbroken human chain around [...]

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US EPA Hearings on Clean Power Plan now Underway in WV

November 29, 2017

EPA Holding Its Only Public Hearing on Clean Power Plan Repeal in Coal Country From an Article by Lorraine Chow,, November 28, 2017 Starting Tuesday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ( EPA) held its only public hearing on the proposal to dismantle the Clean Power Plan (CPP) in the coal-producing state of West Virginia. [...]

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New Book on “Green Amendment” by Delaware Riverkeeper

November 28, 2017

“The Green Amendment” — Life, liberty … and a clean environment Letter by Michele Byers, USA Today (, November 22, 2017 As Americans, we have the right to free speech, the right to practice our religion of choice and the right to peaceably assemble. But what if we had the same constitutional right to pure [...]

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Underground Natural Gas Storage Field & Compressor Station in Garrett County, MD

November 27, 2017

Accident Dome Alert System for Compressor Station near Accident, Maryland From an Article by Renee Shreve, Garrett County Republican (Maryland), November 22, 2017 Accident area residents may soon be able to receive alerts to warn them of pending Texas Eastern “blowdowns” and other scheduled natural gas events. The issue was discussed during the Garrett County [...]

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Public Meetings on MVP & ACP in West Virginia & Virginia

November 26, 2017

VA State Water Control Board meeting dates announced VA-DEQ: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 3, 2017 RICHMOND, VA. — The State Water Control Board plans to hold two meetings in December to consider additional Section 401 water quality certification conditions for the proposed Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley pipelines. Each meeting is scheduled to last about [...]

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PIPELINE PROTEST: “Water is Life Rally and Concert” in Richmond, VA (12/2/17)

November 25, 2017

Dear Friends, Yes, we have a new governor and a new House of Delegates. But we still have some really old problems. One is called the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. The other is the Mountain Valley Pipeline. These fracked-gas superhighways are scheduled for final regulatory decisions in mid-December. Unless we ramp up our protests, the pipelines [...]

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Many Fracking Chemical Health Hazards are Secrets at EPA

November 24, 2017

Fracking Chemicals Remain Secret Despite EPA Knowledge of Health Hazards From an Article by Tasha Stoiber,, November 20, 2017 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) knows that dozens of the chemicals used in fracking pose health hazards. The agency not only allows their use, but also lets the oil and gas industry keep the chemicals [...]

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IEA says “It’s Time to Get Busy” to Reduce Methane Emissions

November 23, 2017

Eight energy companies commit to reduce methane emissions within natural gas industry From the Press Release, Shell Global Web-Site Post, November 22, 2017 BP, Eni, ExxonMobil, Repsol, Shell, Statoil, Total and Wintershall today committed to further reduce methane emissions from the natural gas assets they operate around the world. The energy companies also agreed to [...]

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The Raleigh News & Observer Speaks Out: The ACP Pipeline is Wrong for North Carolina

November 22, 2017

The Atlantic Coast Pipeline will slow conversion to more renewable energy From an EDITORIAL of The Editorial Board, Raleigh News & Observer, November 18, 2017 More renewable energy, not a new Atlantic Coast Pipeline, is the best path for energy development. The Atlantic Coast Pipeline is being touted as a vital supply line for economic [...]

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