VA State Water Control Board Delays Atlantic Coast Pipeline

By Lorne Stockman, priceofoil.org -

“After a complete failure last week in approving the Mountain Valley Pipeline’s certificate, Virginia’s State Water Control Board (SWCB) has delayed certification of the permit for the Atlantic [...]

800 Anti-Pipeline Virginians Surround Capitol At Rally & Concert

By Stacy Miller, chesapeakeclimate.org -

By Stacy Miller for CCAN - Several speakers rallied the crowd, including Del. Sam Rasoul of Roanoke, one of several candidates who refused money from Dominion Energy — lead developer of the [...]

Northam Hid Dominion Execs & Lobbyists In Transition Team

By Itai Vardi, desmogblog.com -

By Itai Vardi for Desmog Blog - Virginia’s Democratic governor-elect, Ralph Northam, announced his transition committee this week. In a press release, his office listed 85 individuals who will [...]

Historic Union Hill Community Threatened By Atlantic Coast Pipeline

By Sammy DiDonato, www.unicornriot.ninja -

By Sammy DiDonato for Unicorn Riot - Dominion plans to build a large compressor station for the pipeline in Union Hill, a historic Black community founded by descendants of freed slaves in [...]

Virginians Press Gubernatorial Candidate To Oppose Pipelines

By Staff, www.beyondextremeenergy.org -

By Staff of Beyond Extreme Energy - LOUDOUN COUNTY, VA–Virginia citizens against fracked gas pipelines send Gubernatorial Candidate Ralph Northam nearly 300 “Hear Our Voice” postcards from [...]

Faith Leaders Protest Pipelines Statewide

By Staff, www.augustafreepress.com -

By Staff of Augusta Free Press - In an unprecedented mobilization of clergy and other faith leaders, Virginia congregations turned out in seven cities today with music, prayer, and silence to [...]

Leader Behind White Supremacist Rally Literally Chased Out Of Town

By Kyle Neubeck, www.complex.com -

By Kyle Neubeck for Complex - Watching a small, violent group of white supremacists storm through Charlottesville, Virginia was a painful reminder of just how deeply entrenched racism is in [...]

Charlottesville Was Not A “Protest Turned Violent”

By Zenobia Jeffries, www.yesmagazine.org -

By Zenobia Jeffries for Yes! Magazine - In July of last year, after The New York post ran the headline, “CIVIL WAR: Four cops killed at anti-police protest,” I wrote the column “How We Report on [...]

Descendants Of Freed Slaves Fight For Their Land In The Amazon

By Nick Barrickman and Alex González, www.wsws.org -

By Nick Barrickman and Alex González for WSWS - Local residents inform the International Amazon Workers Voice that Amazon is attempting to seize 50 acres of land owned by elderly working class [...]

Anti-Pipeline Hikers Celebrate End Of Route With Church Service

By Pete DeLuca, www.nbc29.com -

By Pete DeLuca for NBC 29 - Sunday, anti-pipeline hikers reached the end of the line on their two-week trek following the path of the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline across the Shenandoah Valley [...]

Torch-Carrying White Nationalists Protest Removal Of Confederate Statue

By Lydia O’Connor, www.huffingtonpost.com -

By Lydia O’Connor for The Huffington Post - White nationalists protesting the removal of a Robert E. Lee statue in Charlottesville, Virginia, stormed two of the city’s parks on Saturday chanting [...]

Reportback From The Dominion Shareholders Meeting

By Staff, www.wearecovepoint.org -

By Staff of We Are Cove Point - Dominion held its annual shareholders meeting yesterday in Richmond, Virginia. A couple of Calvert County residents active with We Are Cove Point and other allies [...]

Virginia Activists Inspired by Recent Victories Over Pipelines

By Mark Hand, www.dcmediagroup.us -

By Mark Hand for DC Media Group - Facing long odds, residents of southwest and central Virginia remain confident their organizing efforts will lead to victories over pipeline companies that want [...]

Fairfax Board Pledges To Weigh ‘Equity’ When Making Decisions

By Antonio Olivo, www.washingtonpost.com -

By Antonio Olivo for The Washington Post - Virginia’s largest jurisdiction resolved Tuesday to approach decisions surrounding police, schools and even land-use through a prism of racial and [...]

VA Employees, Veterans, Fight Hospital Closures

By Staff, www.afge.org -

By Staff of AFGE - They march. They chant. They hold signs that read "Keep the promise to our vets" and "VA cares about vets." Veterans and VA employees are furious that Congress is considering [...]

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