Posts Tagged Mountain Valley Pipeline

Unusual Pipeline Rulings Leave Advocates to Wonder: What Now?

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A No Pipeline sign is posted next to a property line marker only a few feet from the center line of the route of the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline. (Credit: AP Photo / Steve Helber)

Anti-pipeline advocates are taking stock this week, after a confusing set of decisions by state regulators. They’ve decided to treat two pipeline projects differently, granting approval to one but demanding more review on the other. Mallory Noe-Payne has this look at what’s next.

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Both Sides Claim Cautious Victory on Key Regulatory Hurdle for Atlantic Coast Pipeline

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Hydrologist William K. Jones, walks up a mountain near the route of the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline in Bolar, Va. The pipeline has broad support from political and business leaders, but is staunchly opposed by environmentalists and many affected landowners. (Credit: Steve Helber / AP Photo)

Anti-pipeline protesters were vocal through two days of public hearings on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. But when a vote finally came, there were no rounds of applause, no shouts of anger. Just confusion. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.

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Atlantic Coast Pipeline Faces Last Hurdle in Virginia

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Virginia Department of Environmental Quality director, David Paylor, walks along a retention pond for a spring near the route of the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline. (Credit: AP Photo / Steve Helber)

The controversial Atlantic Coast Pipeline faces its final regulatory hurdle in Virginia: permits to be voted on by the state water control board. The two day board meeting began Monday morning with a pump-up for anti pipeline activists. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.

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Virginia Water Board Certifies Mountain Valley Pipeline

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A crowd listens during the start of a meeting of the State Water Control Board in Richmond, Va., Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017. (Credit: AP Photo / Steve Helber)

After two full days of public hearings, Virginia’s State Water Control Board has given its stamp of approval on the Mountain Valley Pipeline. The pipeline is slated to carry natural gas, running 300 miles through southwest Virginia. Mallory Noe-Payne has details.

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State Water Board Will Get Final Say on Mountain Valley Pipeline

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Virginia Delegate elect, Chris Hurst, D-Roanoke, speaks during a news conference prior to a meeting of the State Water Control Board in Richmond, Va., Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017. The board is holding two days of meetings and will make a decision on the Mountain Valley Pipeline. (Credit: AP Photo / Steve Helber)

The fate of a controversial pipeline is now in the hands of Virginia’s Water Control Board. The board heard final public comment on the Mountain Valley Pipeline Wednesday. If approved, it would carry natural gas through much of southwest Virginia. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.

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Question of Pipeline Water Safety to Come Before Board

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Hydrologist William K. Jones, walks up a mountain near the route of the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline in Bolar, Virginia. (Credit: AP Photo / Steve Helber)

For those who have been following the progress of two natural gas pipelines, all eyes are on Richmond this week, where members of a citizen board could determine the future of the Mountain Valley Pipeline. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.

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Hundreds Gather to Protest Natural Gas Pipelines

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Protestors, who oppose the Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast pipelines, hold posters and get ready to walk around the Virginia Capitol Square in Richmond this weekend. (Credit: Daniel Sangjib Min / Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)

Hundreds of anti-pipeline protesters circled the state capitol this weekend, holding hands and forming a human chain more than ten blocks long. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.

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If Approved, Virginia’s Gubernatorial Candidates Support the Pipelines

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Pipeline opponents outside of an environmental forum in Richmond Wednesday, where both candidates for governor say they’ll support two controversial natural gas pipelines. (Credit: Mallory Noe-Payne / RADIO IQ)

Two of Virginia’s candidates for Governor were in Richmond Wednesday at an environmental forum hosted by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. Republican Ed Gillespie and Democrat Ralph Northam talked rising oceans, energy and oysters. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.

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Proposed Pipeline Projects Could Mean Bumpy End to the McAuliffe Administration

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Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe may have only a few months left as governor, but they may end up being some of the most tumultuous of his term in office. Michael Pope has the story.

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Environmental Picketers Stake Out Governor McAuliffe’s Offices

picketing-1Environmental activists began a three-day protest outside Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe’s offices in Richmond yesterday. Mallory Noe-Payne has the details.

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