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An evening of learning and action around the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP)

The Atlantic Coast Pipeline is no more, but the fight over unjust, unnecessary pipelines is not over.

Please consider joining Wild Virginia, POWHR Coalition (Protect Our Water, Heritage, Rights), Appalachian Voices and West Virginia Rivers Coalition as they explain why this pipeline is so dangerous, and what you can do about it.

This online event will take place Tuesday, March 16, from 6:30 – 7:30 PM EDT.

Register here.

Photo of beautiful healthy river, with inset photo of how a river would look with pipeline construction damage.

How Can You Help Stop the Mountain Valley Pipeline?

Learn about the specific actions you can take this month to help stop the Mountain Valley Pipeline and protect our water.

 

Join Wild Virginia, POWHR Coalition (Protect Our Water Heritage Rights), Appalachian Voices and West Virginia Rivers Colaiition for an evening of learning and action around the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP).

Presenters will explain why this pipeline is so catastrophic for ecosystems, endangered species, public lands, communities, and the climate at large. You will have a chance to hear from directly-impacted landowners, grassroots leaders, and lawyers fighting the project.

We will share where MVP stands today, what could happen if it is put into service, and how your action is essential before March 22nd to stop that from ever occurring. Learn how to submit a public comment or motion to intervene on MVP’s request to change the crossing method for 180 streams and wetlands.

We will provide background information, talking points, and opportunities to ask questions. Your voice is a valuable and needed addition to the public record. In addition to technical comments and filings, public testimony is a crucial part of the campaign against the pipeline — especially if you have direct, personal connections to the land and water being harmed.

Whether this is your first time tuning into the MVP fight or you have resisted this project since the beginning, your voice is needed now.

 
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Tuesday, March 16, 2021

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Online

FREE

Annual Meeting Invitation

Friends of Nelson is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: FON Annual Meeting
Time: Jan 27, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Last Chance to Register: Our Air, Our Health, Our Common Future: The Fight to Save Union Hill


This event is tomorrow, Saturday September 7, 2019. Last chance to register!

Our Air, Our Health, Our Common Future: The Fight to Save Union Hill
Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 1 PM – 4 PM, Union Hill, Virginia

Join friends, neighbors and Virginians leading the fight to protect our communities against corporate polluters for a Town Hall to address this important question: What kind of Commonwealth are we?

Refreshments will be served immediately following the event program. Please register on our Eventbrite web page (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/our-air-our-health-our-common-future-the-fight-to-save-union-hill-tickets-69378548105) so you have all the details and directions to the event (and to give us an accurate head count for food!).

Further information on the Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/events/506866846742060/) or on our Events page.

Forest Service Extends Comment Period


The U.S. Forest Service has announced that it will extend the comment period to receive input from the public on the agency’s proposed rule to amend environmental review procedures of projects on Forest Service lands. The new comment deadline is Monday August 26, 2019. The previous comment deadline had been Monday, August 12.

The proposed rule change would effectively eliminate for most projects the opportunity for public input.  The Forest Service is presenting the new rules as “simplifying” their processes, but what it really means is that the Forest Service could do what it wants when it wants, without public oversight or input.

Additional background is in our August 8 post, Urgent Appeal from the Outdoor Alliance.

Please use the Outdoor Alliance Web page and call to action at ourforestsourvoice.org to submit your comments and let your voice be heard!

NC Denies MVP Southgate Water Permit

In a setback for the Mountain Valley Pipeline Southgate, the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality has denied a key water quality permit for the proposed pipeline. The 72-mile extension of the Mountain Valley Pipeline would run through Virginia’s Pittsylvania County, and then through Rockingham and Alamance Counties in North Carolina. The permit is required under Section 401 of the federal Clean Water Act and would allow the pipeline company to temporarily or permanently impact multiple streams, wetlands and more than eight acres of protected riparian buffers in the Haw River watershed. Submitted in November 2018, the permit application is incomplete without information from FERC’s Draft Environmental Impact Statement, which is not expected until July.

For more information, see the press release from Appalachian Voices. For press coverage, see the Burlington NC Times-News article.

Air Board Meeting Rescheduled


The Air Pollution Control Board meeting scheduled for Monday December 10, 2018, has been rescheduled to Wednesday December 19 at 10:00 am
. The meeting will be held in the same location: First Floor House Committee Room, Pocahontas Building, 900 East Main Street, Richmond, VA 23219