Update: Large Interstate Pipelines in West Virginia

by Duane Nichols on October 6, 2015

Dominion files with FERC to build the Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Dominion has submitted their 30,000 page, 10 foot tall stack of paperwork to FERC as their formal application for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline to gain a certificate of Eminent Domain and Public Necessity. Click here to learn more about their application. Now is the time to get involved by signing petitions, attending meetings, or making a donation to support the Watershed’s efforts. (See our address below — Elise.)


Making Sense of Natural Gas Pipelines and Right-of-Way Agreements

West Virginia University Cooperative Extension is hosting a series of three pipeline meetings entitled ‘Making Sense of Natural Gas Pipelines and Right-of-Way Agreements.’ The meetings will be October 12 (Mill Creek, WV), October 13 (Summersville, WV) and October 14 (Weston, WV).

Attendees will have an opportunity to learn about the proposed pipelines and ask questions. Let’s have a strong presence at these meeting to show them why the pipelines don’t make sense. For more information about the topics covered, locations and times of the meeting CLICK HERE.


Petition FERC Today!

An “Office of Consumer Advocate” at the FERC has been proposed since 1978, but the office has never been created or funded. Please sign the petition calling for a consumer advocate at:  Petition to create a Consumer Advocate within FERC

The organization behind this petition is Public Citizen, a highly ethical citizen advocate organization. EVERYONE involved in the pipeline fight and all those sympathetic to it should sign this petition.


There is still time to act to Protect West Virginia Streams!

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has extended the public comment period on a critical decision for the health of Appalachia’s waterways and aquatic life. The comment period has been extended to Oct. 10. Please take action today and tell the EPA to create a selenium standard that protects fish and people from the devastating impacts of stream pollution.


Upcoming Community Meetings –

Wednesday, October 14 (7 pm) — Greenbrier River Watershed Association Annual Meeting (St. James Episcopal Church, 218 S. Court St. Lewisburg, WV). All members and anyone interested in the Association’s work to preserve the watershed are welcome to attend.

Thank you for your help at this time …..   Elise Keaton Liegel, elise@greenbrier.org

Greenbrier River Watershed Association, Suite #4, 120 W. Washington Street, Lewisburg, WV 24901   See also:  www.MAREproject.org

See also: Appalachian Mountain Advocates

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