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Dominion’s Atlantic Coast Pipeline Would Require Extensive Mountaintop Removal

Check out the press release, below, from the Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN), as usual taking the lead in Virginia in terms of environmental...

Video: Anti-Pipeline Protesters Confront VA Gov. Terry McAuliffe

At the Earth Week Expo and Solar Ribbon Cutting earlier today. Gov. McAuliffe was there to cut the ribbon on the solar array that...

FERC, Well, “FERCs Up” Big Time on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline’s...

The other day, when nobody was paying attention, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on the proposed...

Dominion Power and Its Sponsored Blog Embrace a Post-Truth World

by Ivy Main and Seth Heald, cross posted from Power for the People VA A sign at a protest against the Atlantic Coast Pipeline This post...

Video: Gov. McAuliffe Asked About Atlantic Coast Pipeline, Answers Leave Much...

Gov. McAuliffe was on WTOP's "Ask the Governor" yesterday morning, and mostly did a good job. However, on the issue of the proposed Atlantic Coast...

On Its Sponsored Blog, Dominion Power Tries to Justify Atlantic Coast...

Over at Bacon's Rebellion, which is proudly sponsored by our friends at Dominion Power, Jim Bacon interviews "Aaron Ruby, a spokesman for Dominion Transmission,...

Video: “Seeds of Resistance” Anti-Natural-Gas-Pipeline Tour Kicks Off in Augusta County,...

The Seeds of Resistance tour kicked off today in Augusta County, Virginia, in which corn seeds ("seeds of resistance") were planted "on land that...

Grassroots “Hands Across Our Land” Action Against Fracked Gas Pipelines a...

 photo Blue20Ridge20Parkway_S_zpsdkko39mz.jpgCommunities in Texas, Oregon, New York, Pennsylvania Maryland, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina participated in a grassroots action called Hands Across Our Land on Tuesday, August 18. Planned and organized by the Nelson County anti-pipeline group, Free Nelson, 35 actions were held promoting solidarity and unity among local communities facing the threat of industrialization by the energy industry with its fracking wells, pipelines, compressor stations and LNG export facilities.

Over 150 citizen protesters amassed on the Blue Ridge Parkway bridge atop Afton Mountain, with another 135 at the bridge across the James River at Wingina, which is miles and miles from the nearest town. In Montgomery County, VA, over 100 citizens stood across a field which is on the path of the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline, and in Franklin County, VA citizens marched to the Franklin Government Center where they asked their Board of Supervisors to help them protect their water and streams by petitioning the Governor to require pipeline companies to submit site specific erosion and sediment control plans should the MVP ever be built. In western Augusta County, 32 people cheered and sang protest songs in the pouring rain to protest the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline. In Richmond, over 60 citizens met at Dominion headquarters and marched to the Governor's office supporting the actions held in localities directly affected by the proposed 42" high-pressure behomeths being proposed in Virginia. Other Virginia communities which participated were Floyd, Bent Mountain, Roanoke, and Front Royal.

“Hands Across Our Land” Day of Action Against Fracked Natural Gas...

 photo 150814 Pipeline_zps9lndbcxn.jpgNelson County. Va--On Tuesday, August 18, the culmination of what was conceived last January during a conversation between Free Nelson Co-Chair Sharon Ponton and Nelson activist Matt Dwyer will occur when communities in eight states -- WV, VA, MD, OH, OR, PA, TX, and NC -- take part in "Hands Across Our Land." HAOL is a solidarity action meant to illustrate to government officials and the energy industry that grassroots activists stand together, united in their efforts to protect their land and communities from the onslaught of new fracked gas infrastructure.

Energy companies erroneously tout fracked natural gas as clean, cheap energy and expect rural communities across America to be sacrificed, not for the public good, but for shareholder profit. Free Nelson founder, the Reverend Marion Kanour wonders, "What could our world become if corporations were guided by environmental and social responsibilty rather than greed?" Kanour, an Episcopal priest, believes we each have a sacred obligation  to be good stewards of the earth.

Marilyn Shifflett, Free Nelson Co-chair, visited the fracking fields in West Virginia and was profoundly affected by what she saw. "It was hard to imagine greater impact than over 100 years of coal mining and then mountain top coal removal," Shifflett explains, "but West Virginians are now being assaulted by the natural gas industry spanning larger residential areas, at a pace hard to imagine until seen, leaving an irreparable path of destruction in its wake. Hardly a stream or human has not been touched. Our visit was an eye-opener and heart opener."

Hands Across Our Land Actions being planned in VA, WV, and...

 photo Hands Across Our Land_small_zpsmt5yjuqj.jpgNews Release
Hands Across Our Land
Protecting Our Land and Communities

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Join opposition groups from both the proposed Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast Pipelines,  as we take a stand to protect our land and communities from the unnecessary and unwanted onslaught of new natural gas infrastructure.

We are citizens, small business owners, and farmers from every walk of life, standing up for our heritage and culture in rural West Virginia, Virginia, and North Carolina. We are united in our goal to stop the industrialization of our properties and communities by energy companies who seek to profit by stealing our land through the misuse of eminent domain!

Actions and events will be held in localities across all three states. We are in the process of recruiting county coordinators along the paths of both the proposed Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley Pipelines.  Local actions are already being planned in Nelson County, Buckingham County, Augusta County, the George Washington National Forest, Roanoke, and Montgomery County in Virginia, as well as Monroe County, WV.

Dominion, Duke, Piedmont Natural Gas, AGL Resources, NextEra,  EQT, and others would build their pipelines within feet of our homes, destroy thousands of acres of forested land, pollute our water supply, wreak havoc on our local economies, degrade our national treasures by crossing the Blue Ridge Parkway,  the Appalachian Trail, and the pristine George Washington and Monongahela National Forests.  All of this desecration would be done in the name of profit for the few on the backs of thousands of private property owners. Stand with us as we hold Hands Across Our Land to protect our way of life.

Contact Free Nelson on Facebook or email sharon.ponton@gmail.com for more information or to become a County Coordinator for an event in your area.