Here is What You can do to Preserve Your Right to Your Land and Water
“The people of Virginia will continue to fight what amounts to a huge experiment of industrial development and the impacts on land, water and people. No doubt the challenge to natural gas in Virginia is a marathon–there are other permits, legal challenges– a multitude of hurdles ahead for the MVP. For our great places, our clean water, our children and for generations after them–we will carry on.”
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To continue the legal challenge, we need to keep raising funds to continue to have credentialed experts work with us to counter the lies that MVP is telling our community about the devastating environmental and cultural impacts the pipeline will have on our land and the real health safety concerns due to the structures they will build, including a compressor station which MVP is hiding from public scrutiny but may be constructed in the Elliston area.
Your tax-deductible donation will continue to pay for these experts, as well as attorneys with specialized experience who will manage this challenge. These experts can cost several hundred dollars per hour.
For your gift, we will send you regular updates on our fight against the Mountain Valley Pipeline. Contact us for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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As approvals and certifications are being issued, we are not dispirited. Work remains to be done, all avenues have not been exhausted. Stay attentive to the news, check back here, stay informed via our list serve. We and our nonprofit allies remain engaged. Upcoming permits to be challenged: Bureau of Land Management, Army Corps of Engineers, VA Marine Resources Commission. In the federal courts: two Constitutional Challenges to Eminent Domain and against Early Entry in Eminent Domain.
Wed. Sept. 19, 2018 Montgomery County Planning Commission Hearing
Montgomery County Planning Commission is holding a hearing on:
Wed. Sept 19, 2018
at 7:00 pm
Montgomery County Government Center
755 Roanoke St.
The decision to be made: whether to allow a gas gate/regulator station–precursor to a compressor station–to be built in Eastern Montgomery County so that Roanoke Gas Co. (not known to provide service to Montgomery Co.) can tap into MVP. Such stations are known to be noise polluters and air polluters, releasing toxins into the immediate atmosphere and water. Montgomery County citizens and supporters are urged to attend this hearing to convey to the Commission our concerns for the potential endangerment of our natural resources and our cultural resources.
Friday Sept. 21, 2018 Sustainable Resistance: Pipelines and Beyond
Event Description: Join Sustainable Blacksburg for three short presentations and a conversation on civil resistance with a focus on its effectiveness in opposing the construction of the Mountain Valley fracked gas pipeline. Dr. Marian Mollin, Associate Professor of History at Virginia Tech, will provide lessons learned from U.S. social movements. Russell Chisolm, co-chair of Protect Our Water, Heritage, Rights, will share the role of citizen monitors in holding corporations and government agencies accountable. Appalachian studies scholar Emily Satterwhite will highlight the role of nonviolent noncooperation and cross-regional solidarity. What successful resistance efforts are you involved in? How might they be even more effective?
Time: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Location/Directions: 200 Miller Street SW, Blacksburg Library