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Wild Virginia in the News

November 27, 2018 – New air board members won’t be seated until after Dec 10 Vote on air compressor station for Atlantic Coast Pipeline (The News & Advance Lynchburg)

November 21, 2018 – Enviro Group Wild Virginia Files FOIAs on Northam Firing of Air Pollution Control Board Members (BlueVirginia)

October 20, 2018 – Virginia regulators grant key approvals to Atlantic Coast pipeline, clearing the way for construction (The Washington Post)

October 9, 2018 – Bird’s Eye View of the Mountain Valley Pipeline (WVTF/Radio IQ)

October 8, 2018 – Pipelines Stop and Go as Court Rules Permits Issued In Haste (Public News Service)

September 25, 2018 – Chainsaws silenced, for now, as 4th Circuit puts hold on forest service permits for pipeline until appeal is decided (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

September 11, 2018 – Hurricane could devastate Virginia pipeline project that is already struggling with changing weather (The Washington Post)

September 8, 2018 – Video, Photos: Karenna Gore Leads Rally in Arlington for Our Planet, Against Destructive/Dirty Fossil Fuel (e.g., Fracked-Gas Pipeline) Projects (Blue Virginia)

August 24, 2018 – All-volunteer groups patrol construction of gas pipeline projects in Virginia, North Carolina (Think Progress)

August 21, 2018 – Virginia regulators consider revoking permits for two major gas pipelines, but settle for stricter enforcement  (The Washington Post)

August 20, 2018 – A Pipeline Update: Where Things Stand Now (WVTF)

August 18, 2018- As state board takes up pipeline permits, thousands of comments await (Roanoke Times)

August 17, 2018 – Email Exchange Between Virginia DEQ and Wild Virginia Conservation Director Raises Troubling Questions (Blue Virginia)

August 16, 2018 – With pipeline projects halted, there’s a golden chance for the state to require more review. Northam doesn’t seem likely to take it (Virginia Mercury)

August 14, 2018 – Pressure mounts on Northam to oppose Atlantic Coast Pipeline, Mountain Valley Pipeline (Augusta Free Press)

August 4, 2018 – An order stops work on the Mountain Valley Pipeline, but for how long? (Roanoke Times)

July 31, 2018 – Environmental organizations hold meeting about pipeline water quality impacts (WHSV)

July 30, 2018 – Judge sides with anti-pipeline protesters in Appalachia (Think Progress)

July 29, 2018 – Federal judges revoke permits for a Mountain Valley Pipeline (Staunton News Leader)

July 28, 2018 – Subject Pipelines to Highest Levels of Scrutiny (The News & Advance)

July 27, 2018 – Federal judges in Va. revoke permit for pipeline, saying impact on national forests not fully reviewed (Washington Post)

July 26, 2018 – Pipeline opponents say Va. water regulatory process is broken (the JMU Breeze)

July 23, 2018 – Environmental regulators cite Mountain Valley Pipeline again (Daily Progress)

July 22, 2018 – Thanks to FOIA by Wild Virginia, We Now Know That Pipeline Interests Have Deluged Virginia DEQ with Thousands of “Astroturfed,” Pro-Pipeline Postcards, Emails, etc. Spewing B.S. Talking Points (Blue Virginia)

June 15, 2018 – Tell Virginia DEQ: Protect our water from fracked gas pipelines! (App Voices)

June 15, 2018-State Water Board Ponders its Next Move (Roanoke Times)

May 20, 2018 – Regulators bowed to pipeline company pressure (Roanoke Times)

April 25, 2018 – Wild and Scenic Film Festival to be hosted at Violet Crown (NBC29)

April 18, 2018 – Anger over pipelines spills into General Assembly (Richmond Times Dispatch)

April 12, 2018 – Regulatory board cracks open door for more review of pipeline projects (Roanoke Times)

March 19, 2018 – Developers seek more time for pipeline tree clearing (Virginia Lawyers Weekly)

March 16, 2018 – Atlantic Coast Pipeline gets violation notice from state over tree cutting (Richmond Times Dispatch)

March 16, 2018 – Developers want more time for pipeline tree clearing (Washington Post)

March 13, 2018 – Pipeline Opponents Vow to Act as Environmental Watchdogs During Construction (NBC 29 News) 

March 3, 2018 – Group plans to keep watchful eye on Atlantic Coast Pipeline (WHSV)

February 23, 2018 –  State regulators promise ‘vigilant’ inspections of Mountain Valley Pipeline  (Richmond Times Dispatch)

February 2, 2018 – Virginia Will Get $58M for Pipeline’s Environmental Impacts (US News and World Report)

January 19, 2018  – Agency grants request to begin tree cutting for Atlantic Coast Pipeline (Richmond Times Dispatch)

January 9, 2018 – Environmental groups file suit trying to stop Mountain Valley Pipeline (

January 6, 2018 – Tracing the anti-pipeline fight in Nelson (Lynchburg News and Advance)

January 4, 2018 –Mountain Valley Pipeline moves forward after federal approvals (The Roanoke Times)

December 13, 2017 – State water board approves conditional certification for Atlantic Coast Pipeline project (WAVY News)

December 12, 2017 – State board approves water certification for Atlantic Coast Pipeline, but with a caveat opponents say will buy more time (The News & Advance)

December 12, 2017 – Virginia agency takes unexpected step that could delay gas pipeline project (Laredo Morning Times)

December 12, 2017 – Both Sides Claim Cautious Victory on Key Regulatory Hurdle for Atlantic Coast Pipeline (Radio IQ WTVF)

December 11, 2017 – Atlantic Coast Pipeline gets a big OK from the state — along with a big “if” (The Virginian-Pilot)

December 11, 2017 – Atlantic Coast Pipeline Inks Labor Contracts (Bearing Drift)

December 8, 2017 – Wild Virginia sues Virginia State Water Control Board over approval of Mountain Valley Pipeline permit (Augusta Free Press)

December 7, 2017 – Meeting in Henrico erupts after Virginia state board issues approval of Mountain Valley Pipeline (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

December 7, 2017 – State Water Control Board awards certification for Mountain Valley Pipeline (The Roanoke Times)

December 3, 2017 – Hundreds Gather to Protest Natural Gas Pipelines (Radio IQ WVTF)

December 2, 2017 – Hundreds of anti-pipeline Virginians surround State Capitol (Augusta Free Press)

November 17, 2017 –  U.S. Forest Service will allow Atlantic Coast Pipeline through two national forests (Daily Progress)

November 17, 2017  –Atlantic Coast Pipeline gets approval from U.S. Forest Service (CBS 19 News)

October 18, 2017  – Northam owns stocks in Dominion, other companies with extensive interests in Virginia (The Washington Post)

October 6, 2017 –  Eyes on the Ties’ Friday Fossil Fuel Runoff (Eyes on the Ties)

October 3, 2017 – DEQ to make pipeline recommendations in December (Roanoke Times)

September 29, 2017 –  AP News Break: Disputed East Coast pipeline likely to expand (WTOP)

September 15, 2017 – North Carolina environmental agency delays decision on water quality permit for Atlantic Coast Pipeline (The Roanoke Times)

September 14, 2017 – 19 arrested in Richmond protesting pipelines, McAuliffe (Augusta Free Press)

September 13th, 2017 – Pipeline foes gather near DEQ’s regional office in Roanoke for prayers, protest (The Roanoke Times)

September 8th, 2017 – W.Va. environmental agency to reconsider water quality permit for Mountain Valley Pipeline (The Roanoke Times)

September 8th, 2017 – Dominion and partners push for quick federal action on proposed pipeline (Richmond Times Dispatch)

September 7th, 2017 – Dividing line: The Atlantic Coast Pipeline will change the lay of our land (Cville Weekly)

August 23, 2017 – Virginia pipeline foes eye federal ruling that upholds N.Y. water quality permit denial  (The Roanoke Times)

August 22, 2017 – Thousands urge Virginia governor to stop natural-gas pipeline plan (WVTR)

August 19, 2017 – Pressure mounting on Virginia environmental agency to slow down pipeline water certifications (Richmond Times Dispatch)

August 3rd, 2017- Pipeline Prospects: Can the Atlantic Coast Pipeline be Stopped?  (WVTF)

August 2, 2017 – Impact study: Pipeline nears approval, opponents fire back  (Cville Weekly)

July 31, 2017 – Pipeline Proposal: Environmental Impact (WVTF)

July 25, 2017 – Wild Virginia takes steps to file objection to Forest Service’s Draft Decision (The Charlottesville Newsplex)

July 17, 2017- Conserving Forests for the Good of All (The Revelator)

June 26, 2017 – Feds Approve Construction of Natural Gas Pipeline in Virginia (Courthouse News Service)

Jul 23, 2017- Anti-Pipeline Groups Meet Following FERC’s Final Pipeline Review (NBC 29 News)

June 23, 2017 – Mountain Valley review finds limited environmental impacts (ABC News)

June 23, 2017 – FERC Out With Final Mountain Valley Pipeline Enviromental Impact Statement (WVTF Public Radio)

June 23, 2017 – Virginia residents vow to fight on after controversial pipeline gets favorable review (ThinkProgress)

June 19, 2017 – Virginia DEQ pledges thorough review of pipeline impacts (The Roanoke Times)

May 24, 2017  – Virginia Department of Environmental Quality denies backpedaling on pipeline water-crossing reviews (Richmond Times Dispatch)

May 24, 2017 – DEQ acknowledges error, clarifies approach to review of pipelines (Roanoke Times)

May 24, 2017 – Virginia DEQ denies backpedaling on pipeline water-crossing reviews (Richmond Times Dispatch)

May 16, 2017 – Virginia Forests Join National “Network” to Protect Them (Public News Service)

April 25, 2017 – Wild Virginia Conservation Director David Sligh wins River Hero Award (River Network)

April 13, 2017 – Wild & Scenic Film Festival highlights environmental issues (The Breeze)

April 6, 2017 – DEQ to require pipeline projects to secure state water quality certification (Roanoke Times)

April 5, 2017- Major Conflict of Interest Threatens Environmental Impact Review for Atlantic Coast Pipeline (Truthout)

March 9, 2017 – Anti-pipeline groups take legal stand with FERC motion (Newsleader)

March 10, 2017 – EPA cuts could take toll on Valley waterways (Newsleader)

March 10, 2017 – Advocacy groups: Pipeline assessment lacks real analysis (WHSV)

March 12, 2017  – Citizens groups: Scrap pipeline impact statement  (The News Virginian)

March 15, 2017 – Groups file challenge to Atlantic Coast Pipeline document (Daily Progress)

February 23, 2017  – Virginia’s governor can and must protect us from bad pipeline projects (The News Virginian)

December 12, 2016 – This Proposed Pipeline Would Cut Right Through the Appalachian Trail (Huffington Post)

December 5, 2016 – People’s hearing convened to reform FERC
(DC Media Group)

December 7, 2016 – FERC’s Pipeline Impact Statement Full of Errors, say Environmental Groups (WVTF)

November 29, 2016 – LOCKN’ Raises About $30,000 for Local Charities (NBC 29)

November 18, 2016 – Teach-in addresses Standing Rock protests, environmental justice (Cavalier Daily)

November 18, 2016 – Wild Virginia calls on Forest Service, BLM to reject draft environmental assessment for Mountain Valley Pipeline (Augusta Free Press)

November 15, 2016 – People protest Dakota Access Pipeline on Downtown Mall (CBS 19)

November 14, 2016- Volunteer stream monitoring program to hold training Dec. 10 in Blacksburg  (Roanoke Times)

October 13th, 2016 – Patagonia Gets Political

September 17, 2016 – Opponents of Atlantic Coast Pipeline Protest in Afton (NBC 29)

September 9, 2016 – Conservation Leaders from around Virginia Meet to Discuss Central VA (NBC 29)

September 9, 2016 – Hikers get a glimpse at where Atlantic Coast Pipeline may go (CBS 19)

September 1, 2106  – In the Pipeline’s Path (Earth Island Journal)

August 25, 2016 – Booming Wood Pellet Production Inching Toward Watershed Forests (Bay Journal)

August 22, 2016 – ‘Cheers for Charity’ at Starr Hill Brewery Supporting Wild Virginia (NBC 29)

August 13, 2016 – Learning How to Monitor Water Quality (WHSV)

July 24, 2016 – People Get a Look at Where Proposed Pipeline Will Go (NBC 29)

September 23, 2015 – Anti-Pipeline Groups Prepare to Fight Dominion’s Applications (NBC 29)

  • September 20, 2015 – Wild Virginia Rallies Opposition to Dominion’s Federal Filings of Pipeline Plans (NBC 29)

August 21, 2015  – W.Va. pipeline case kindles hope in local opposition (Daily Progress)

August 19, 2015 – Pipeline protesters take to the forest (News Leader)

August 3, 2015National Forest Weighs in on Proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline (NBC 29)

August 2, 2015 – Morning News Weekend: Ernie Reed (1070 WINA News Radio)

July 28, 2015 – Environmental Group Discusses Forests and Climate Change (Newsplex)

June 18, 2015 – Pipeline Meeting with Sierra Club (Newsplex)

March 27, 2015  – Blue Ridge Outdoors (Wild VA on Newsplex)

March 19, 2015 – FERC hears fervent arguments for and against pipeline (News Leader)

February 28, 2015 – Pipelines opponents challenge survey start times  (The News Virginian)

February 23, 2015 – Dominion releases alternate routes for pipeline (The News Virginian)

January 7, 2015 – Ernie Reed at 106.1 the corner – radio –

November 22, 2014 – Groups want to protect Shenandoah Mountain (News Leader)

November 19, 2014 – About the release of the forest plan: Wild Virginia weighs in on George Washington National Forest plan (Augusta Free Press)

November 18, 2014 George Washington National Forest plan released to mixed reviews – Multiple uses compete for largest federal land holding in Bay watershed (Bay Journal)

September 3,  2014 – Pipeline Slices through National Forest (Bay Journal)

September 2 – 2014 – Wild Virginia’s Response to Gov McAuliffe’s Pipeline Announcement (Augusta Free Press)

September 2 , 2014 – Pipeline Changes are for the Worse  (Daily Progress)

July 1, 2014 – Pipeline Threatens National Forests (Daily Progress)

June 24, 2013- Reed: Please no fracking in the National Forests (Times Dispatch)

April 3, 2013 – Fracking Field Trip (Daily News Record)

April 18, 2013 – What the frack: What happens in West Virginia can happen here (in The Hook)

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