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May 6, 2022

A Student Learns About Regulatory Processes: Why 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. One… Read more


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April 1, 2022

CWA50: Cooperative Federalism, Section 401, and the MVP

Wild Virginia’s ongoing fight to stop the Mountain Valley Pipeline has showcased a key feature of the Clean Water Act: cooperative federalism. This legal principle supports the statute’s regulatory and enforcement structure, establishing a framework founded on “collaboration between the federal and state governments to achieve a common goal.” Specifically, to restore and maintain the… Read more


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March 18, 2022

Major Hurdles to Mountain Valley Pipeline Completion

The Mountain Valley Pipeline is three years behind schedule, three billion dollars over budget, has crushing legal and regulatory challenges, and no competition date in sight. The project has major hurdles to overcome in order to be completed. NextEra Energy, a company with nearly one-third partnership in MVP states, “The continued legal and regulatory challenges… Read more


February 22, 2022

Eyes on the Prize

Tune in to this podcast episode of Wild Virginia Virtual Coffee Talk, where BJ Lark, activist and talented vocalist, talks about her work in the environmental justice movement and what inspires her to keep fighting for equity through art. Bernadette “BJ” Lark is an activist with over 35 years of experience as an artist, vocalist,… Read more


June 9, 2021

Springs, Caves, and the Underland: the Human Impact on our Planet

Macfarlane wrestles with the narcissism of the ‘Anthropocene’, the era of human impact on climate and environment, and pulls the reader on a wild voyage underground, where time slows down and the past is not so easily disentangled from the present.


May 25, 2021

Roanoke Logperch: How MVP will Affect It

by Brooke Cormons, Mountaintop Montessori School, Charlottesville The Roanoke Logperch is an endangered fish that occurs in only five river systems throughout Virginia and North Carolina. It is very sensitive to pollution and sediment in the clear streams where it lives, which means that unnecessary projects like the Mountain Valley Pipeline cause major harm to… Read more


April 9, 2021

Join Wild Virginia’s Fight Against MVP!

Interested in helping stop the construction of the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP)? Join Wild Virginia’s fight against MVP, and help in submitting comments before 5 p.m. on April 15th. What Is MVP Doing? MVP wants permission from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to drill under more than 180 waterbodies. YOU can join Wild Virginia in… Read more


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December 22, 2020

Wild Virginia Challenges Mountain Valley Pipeline Approval

Today, Wild Virginia and other groups brought suit in the Federal Appeals Court for the District of Columbia Circuit to challenge the reckless actions of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in regard to the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) approval. FERC has repeatedly ignored common sense and legal requirements in allowing MVP to rush forward with… Read more