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Nature’s Target: Mountain Valley Pipeline Project

As Hurricane Florence arrives, residents of South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia hold their breath, wondering where the massive storm surge, howling winds and torrents of rain will hit hardest. Over 300 miles inland, southwest Virginia residents may also face dangerous flooding, and some worry that Florence may exacerbate the threats from a different, manmade…

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Take This Pipe and Love It.

We have always been alarmed at the abuse of eminent domain and pipelines. Many know that eminent domain was designed for “Needed infrastructure that benefits the community” and was always used by the government. (Roads, Railroad, etc.) No more the rule. Now, private companies can persuade federal officials to mandate their projects, at gunpoint if…

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Army Corps Says DAPL is Safe

U.S. District Judge James Boasberg in Washington, D.C., ordered the Army Corps of Engineers to further review environmental analysis on the permit, which had granted the final easement to finish the pipeline. That report is in. Yesterday, the Army Corps said in its decision that granting the permit and right of way for the company…

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Mountain Valley Pipeline and Sioux Spiritual Sites

BREDL and Sioux Tribal Historic Preservation Officers filed a motion in D.C. Court Monday stating that the Mountain Valley Pipeline threatens areas claimed by Sioux as having spiritual significance. “The linguistic and historic connection between the Sioux of Appalachian/Piedmont Virginia and the western Sioux tribes legitimizes the desire on the part of the Cheyenne River…

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Day 8 – Ohio Well Continues To Run

XTO Energy spokeswoman Karen Matusic said officials are still unsure what caused the Schnegg well near Captina Creek to explode one week ago. The company was in the process of finishing a fourth well on the Schnegg pad when the blast occurred. “The well has not been capped. They’re still working on clearing the area….

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Black Hills Treaties and Drills

Recent drilling talks in the Black Hills, have sparked additional outrage from many sides. Several concerned citizens, Prairie Hills Audobon Society and Tribal concerns were just part of the conversation in Pennington County this week. The concerns are enough to call for a special public meeting at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 13. If this past meeting…

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Sophia Wilansky Files Lawsuit For Evidence

According to reports, attorneys for 22-year-old Sophia Wilansky, of New York, filed the lawsuit Friday, alleging unlawful deprivation of property, lack of due process and unreasonable seizure. At 4am on November 21, 2016, Sophia Wilansky was on the Backwater Bridge during a protest. This is where Wilansky suffered a left arm injury in an explosion….

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