Local & ACP

(see also Regional & MVP and Big Picture news)

City, County Support Shenandoah Mountain National Scenic Area Designation

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  • – Daily News-Herald – 3/26/21

Lawmakers must protect Virginians from the harms of gold mining

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  • – Virginia Mercury – 3/25/21

Defense League lobbies for landowner easements

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  • – Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald – 3/23/21

Appalachian Fracking Faces Financial Risks, Report Warns. Hopes for Petrochemical Plastics Boom ‘Unlikely.’

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  • – DeSmog – 3/26/21

Death of 600-mile pipeline leaves ‘zombie easements’

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  • – The Recorder – 3/18/21

Friends of Nelson fighting for pipeline easements to be released

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  • – NBC29 News – 3/7/21

On environmental justice, Democrats split over the best path forward

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  • – Virginia mercury – 3/12/21

New Report Strongly Implies That the Virginia Clean Economy Act’s 2045/2050 Timeframe Is At Least a Decade Too Slow

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  • – Blue Virginia – 3/11/21

Virginia looks to gain ground in states’ slow race on electric vehicle policy

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  • – Energy News Network – 3/16/21

The Atlantic Coast Pipeline Is a Bust, but Property Owners Along the Route Are Stuck in Limbo

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  • – Indy Week – 2/24/21

Regional & MVP

(see also Local & ACP and Big Picture news)

Stream crossings for Mountain Valley Pipeline become more complicated

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  • – The Roanoke Times – 3/29/21

Bondurant: Why was press blocked from tree-sitter removal?

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  • – The Roanoke Times – 3/27/21

FERC rejects bid to halt Mountain Valley construction

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  • – E&E Energywire – 3/25/21

W.Va. joins 21-state coalition in suit against Keystone XL cancellation

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  • – Bluefield Daily Telegraph – 3/19/21

Mountain Valley Pipeline’s extension opposed by existing Transco pipeline

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  • – The Roanoke Times – 3/16/21

Federal court rules that DEQ acted legally in denying MVP Southgate permit, but must explain itself

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  • – The Progressive Pulse – 3/12/21

IEEFA U.S.: Financial rationale for Mountain Valley Pipeline has evaporated in changing market

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  • – IEEFA – 3/8/21

Kevin Campbell: Manchin should chart new course for WV (Opinion)

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  • – Charleston Gazette-Mail – 3/16/21

Water utilities, state environmental regulators wary of bill that would relax oil and gas tank oversight

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  • – Charleston Gazette-Mail – 3/15/21

Mountain Valley Pipeline still on target for completion this year, developers say

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  • – The Roanoke Times – 2/23/21

Big Picture

(see also ACP-MVP and Regional Issues news)

Biden’s Big Bet: Tackling Climate Change Will Create Jobs, Not Kill Them

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  • – The New York Time – 3/31/21

FERC makes major shift on pipeline CO2 emissions

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  • – E&E Energywire – 3/19/21

World Bank plans climate shift but no fossil fuel halt: Report

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  • – Al Jazeera – 4/1/21

Big banks’ trillion-dollar finance for fossil fuels ‘shocking’, says report

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  • – The Guardian – 3/24/21

74% of economists favor ‘drastic action’ on climate —survey

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  • – E&E News – 3/30/21

Biden announces environmental justice advisers

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  • – E&E Greenwire – 3/29/21

The ‘Green Energy’ That Might Be Ruining the Planet

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  • – Politico – 3/26/21

Orsted to link a huge offshore wind farm to ‘renewable’ hydrogen production

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  • – CNBC – 4/1/21

America’s Offshore Wind–Powered Future Begins in a Texas Shipyard

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  • – Texas Monthly – May 2021

Biden administration wants the financial sector to face up to climate risk

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  • – The Washington Post – 3/17/21