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December 16, 2022

Another Agency Tries to Rush MVP and Shorts Public’s Right to Speak

Another Agency Tries to Rush MVP Process: The Army Corps Shorts the Public’s Right to Speak On December 12, 2022, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued notice that it would allow the public just 30 days to comment on a huge body of “supplemental information” that Mountain Valley Pipeline, LLC has submitted to the… Read more


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December 6, 2022

The Human and Environmental Costs of Pipelines

UPDATE: On Dec. 5, more than 750 frontline communities, environmental justice groups, and allied organizations sent a letter to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) voicing their opposition to the permitting rider. The executive directors of more than 20 environmental organizations also sent a letter to President Biden, Speaker Pelosi, and… Read more


September 27, 2022

MVP Sweetheart Deal Pulled from Must-pass Senate Bill

This evening, Senator Joe Manchin announced that he was asking that so-called “permitting reform” provisions be removed from the Continuing Resolution (CR), a budget bill that must be passed this week to avoid a government shutdown. The proposals Senator Manchin had offered were dangerous for the environment and disrespectful of the role members of the… Read more


TODAY, Tuesday, April 5th, 2016 at 10:30am in S-120 in the Capitol Building, Senators Charles E. Schumer, Bill Nelson, Amy Klobuchar, Joe Manchin and Martin Heinrich will be joined by the Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson to announce a new proposal to strengthen U.S. airport security, especially in non-secure "soft" target areas at airports.
September 21, 2022

Manchin’s Side Deal, A Gift to Fossil Fuel Companies

On September 21, 2022, Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia released the text of a bill that would do grave harm to the people and natural resources of Virginia and West Virginia – and sided with the fossil fuels industry. A part of the bill would force completion of the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP), even… Read more


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August 24, 2022

FERC Grants Mountain Valley Pipeline Extension

On August 23, 2022, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued an order granting a four-year extension of time to complete the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP). This action by FERC is the latest in a long line of irresponsible decisions that this and other government bodies have issued over the last five years, to the… Read more


August 10, 2022

How Pipelines are Hurting Wildlife

A pipeline undoubtedly has a significant effect on the areas which they cover, affecting the landscape as well as the people, animals, and natural environment around them. The Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) construction over the past several years has raised a variety of unique and salient questions about its impacts, which have included river and… Read more


June 28, 2022

PFAS and Other Pollutants in YOUR Water

The world’s freshwater resources are constantly threatened by a host of different pollutants. These pollutants enter our streams and drinking water from a plethora of sources. As we have produced more and more new materials and products, the numbers and types of contaminants in water have multiplied exponentially. In many cases the effects of particular pollutants and… Read more


Photo of lake with trees around it. An example of a water body in Virginia that could be protected by the Clean water act
May 25, 2022

CWA50: Water Quality Standards and Remedying Unhealthy Waters

Water quality is a primary focus of the Clean Water Act (CWA). The CWA protects water quality by regulating pollutant discharges into surface waters so as to maintain and restore unhealthy water. But how do you know whether a lake, stream, river, estuary, or other water body is healthy? And what happens when it is… Read more


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May 6, 2022

A Student Learns: Why Environmental Advocacy Matters

My name is Ellie Toler, and I’m a second year student at the University of Virginia, studying Global Sustainability and Public Policy. I’ve been interning with Wild Virginia throughout the past academic year, and I’m incredibly grateful for this experience, as it has impacted me both personally and professionally in a number of ways, and… Read more