The Atlantic Coast Pipeline: Another Boondoggle In Virginia

By Kenneth Surin, -

Two pipelines– the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) and the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP)—earmarked for construction in Virginia have been the source of massive controversy. In a previous [...]

“We Have Stopped It For Another Year”: MVP Tree-Sit Hits Over 156 Days

By Appalachians Against Pipelines, -

Today marks 156 days since the beginning of the Yellow Finch tree sits, and a lot has changed since then. The forest around us has undergone seasonal changes, the trees have shed their leaves, [...]

Cop Suspended After Anti-Fascists Expose His Affinity For White Nationalist Group

By Christopher Mathias, -

The Facebook account for a Virginia police sergeant shows connections to a “neo-Volkisch” white nationalist group. A Virginia police sergeant has been suspended after his apparent affinity for a [...]

Virginia Teachers Protest Low Pay At Capitol Rally

By Alan Suderman, -

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia teachers demanded higher pay and better working conditions during a rally Monday at the state Capitol, as educators look to match the success of similar teacher [...]

Virginia Officials Reject Dominion IRP And ACP Construction Halted

By Staff, -

Today the Virginia State Corporation Commission issued an order rejecting Dominion Energy’s Integrated Resource Plan, which lays out the utility’s plans for meeting energy needs for years to come [...]

“Pumpkins Not Pipelines”: Activists Stage Halloween Parade Outside The Governor’s Office

By George Copeland Jr.,  -

Richmond residents from Broad Street to North 9th were witness to a parade of costumed protesters Wednesday, warning of “a place where the air is so polluted it causes headaches, nosebleeds and [...]

Virginians Show The Real Face Of Poverty

By Saurav Sarkar, -

On a recent night in Richmond, Virginia, speaker after speaker came forward to talk about the multidimensional reality of poverty. The setting was a hearing held by the Poor People’s Campaign: A [...]

Federal Court Throws Out Another Key ACP Permit

By Staff, -

Richmond, VA — The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals today threw out the National Park Service’s permit for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline in a case argued by the Southern Environmental Law Center on [...]

Virginia State Senator In Rare Support By Politician For Assange

By Richard Black, -

As a military officer, I was trained to strictly observe security protocols.  So when I first heard of WikiLeaks and Julian Assange, I was instinctively critical.  But upon reading his released [...]

#AbolishICE: Protesters Call Out ‘Profiteers’ And Localities Working With ICE In Virginia

By Anne Meador, -

About a hundred people protested at the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) field office in Fairfax County, Va. today, saying that the agency inflicts violence on immigrant families [...]

Court Orders Mountain Valley Pipeline To Stop Construction

By Staff, -

Under section 404 of the Clean Water Act, the Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) is charged with issuing a permit for the pipeline’s stream crossings that allows the project’s builders to trench [...]

Pipeline Outrage Is A Human Issue, Not A Political Issue

By Norah Vawter, -

The fight against pipelines can unite progressives and libertarians, city folk and country folk. I almost cried at a press conference, watching a mother and her grown daughter explain the [...]

Woman, Daughter Who Protested In Trees On Planned Pipeline Land Come Down

By Staff, -

ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. - After more than a month sitting in trees protesting the Mountain Valley pipeline, Theresa "Red" Terry and her daughter, Minor, finally came down Saturday. It happened a day [...]

Local Doctors Turned Away From Pipeline Protesters

By Chris Suarez, -

Two Charlottesville doctors seeking to help a 61-year-old woman who has spent four weeks perched in a tree to halt construction of the Mountain View Pipeline say Roanoke County authorities did [...]

The Tree Sitters: Activists Have Halted Pipeline Construction

By Mason Adams, -

You can find Red by the campfire smoke and bright yellow crime-scene tape. Red is a 61-year-old Virginia mountain woman who since April 2 has been living in a tree inside the white-and-blue-taped [...]

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