“A trio of utility giants building a natural gas pipeline that would cut across the Appalachian Trail has spent more than $109 million lobbying federal lawmakers and officials since the $7.8 billion project was unveiled five years ago,” according to an analysis by MapLight,
- – GreenTech Media – 1/31/18
- – Vox – 1/1/19
- – The New York Times – 12/5/18
- – GreenTech Media – 10/18/18
The third Annual “Hands Across the Appalachian Trail” has been announced for Saturday, September 22, from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm at the Humpback Rocks Visitor Center, located at Milepost 5.8 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The event is designed to highlight the necessity of protecting the Appalachian Trail from the unwanted onslaught of natural gas pipelines.
June 24, 1-2 pm – Circle of Protection: interfaith prayer vigil to protect Buckingham’s air, water and right to own land. Union Hill Baptist Church, 1496 Union Hill Rd., Buckingham, VA. More info at https://facebook.com/events/325505834642906/.
A water monitoring training session – organized by Appalachian Voices in partnership with Trout Unlimited and the West Virginia Rivers Coalition – will be held this coming Saturday, May 12, from 10 am to 4 pm at the Union Grove Baptist Church,
- – Forbes – 5/6/18
The photos above were taken on Monday, April 16, in the Valley Center area of Highland County, VA, following a night of heavy rainfall. The location is where the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) would cross Back Creek Valley.