June 1, 2023

The MVP is Far from Completion – Great Threats Remain for Virginia

The MVP is Far from Completion – Great Threats Remain for Virginia Decisions about the future of the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) must not rest on false claims that the pipeline is almost complete.[1] Virginia would incur a majority of the new damage if construction is allowed to resume. The table below, based on MVP’s… Read more

May 26, 2023

DC Circuit Court Orders FERC To Evaluate Additional Environmental Review After MVP Erosion

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the D.C. Circuit Court ruled in favor of environmental and community groups in a case challenging the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) extension of the certificate for the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) that was issued in 2020. FERC faced sharp questioning in court about its handling of the environmental review process – after failing to do a supplemental Environmental… Read more

April 13, 2023

Virginia’s First Wildlife Corridor Action Plan Has Been Released!

What is in the Wildlife Corridor Action Plan (WCAP) and what happens next? In 2020, Wild Virginia, along with other partners of the Virginia Safe Wildlife Corridors Collaborative, Senator David Marsden, and Delegate David Bulova, supported Senate Bill 1004/House Bill 1695 (§ 29.1-578 and § 29.1-579), which directed the creation of a Wildlife Corridor Action… Read more

April 11, 2023

Groups File Legal Challenge to the Mountain Valley Pipeline’s Biological Opinion

Washington, DC — Yesterday, environmental organizations filed a petition for review in federal court challenging a recently issued new biological opinion (BiOp) and incidental take statement under the Endangered Species Act for the Mountain Valley Pipeline. A federal appeals court has already twice rejected the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s prior authorizations for the pipeline… Read more

March 29, 2023

Sierra Club v. Virginia State Water Control Board: What it Means for MVP

Sierra Club v. Virginia State Water Control Board: What it Means for MVP In a decision released on March 29, 2023, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the Virginia State Water Control Board (Board) did not act arbitrarily and capriciously in issuing a Clean Water Act certification for Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) waterbody… Read more

White-tailed deer and fawn standing in field at Big Meadows in the Shenandoah National Park in Virginia.
March 17, 2023

What to Do If You Hit an Animal With Your Vehicle

What do you do if you hit an animal with your vehicle? Despite all of our caution and care, there are times when accidents happen—and in areas of high animal activity, animal-vehicle collisions are sometimes unavoidable. But unavoidable does not have to mean tragic. After ensuring the safety of the people in your car, there… Read more

March 3, 2023

Mountain Valley Pipeline in Our Backyards Harm Our Waters and Communities

Since construction began in early 2018, the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) has resulted in nearly 1,500 pollution incidents and violations in Virginia alone. These include: • 113 times when Mountain Valley made measurable sediment deposits in waterbodies,• 684 times when sediment deposits were made on land off the right of way (ROW), and• 687 times… Read more

activists at protest
February 12, 2023

Top Environmental Nonprofits Working to Conserve Resources and Protect the Planet

Join Publicity and Outreach Director, Katie Keller, to hear about some of the top environmental nonprofits in Virginia, across the country and even those with a global impact. You’ll also learn about some of the incredible conservation efforts they are working on and how those campaigns are helping to combat climate change. Piedmont Environmental Council… Read more