Category: Rants

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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Make America Late Again

I use oil. Don’t want to. Trump however looks at it differently. His position is rely on no other country for energy. I get that. His answer is drill, I don’t get that. Face it, demand for petroleum has peaked. The risk of investing in companies that produce the fuels and pipelines that carry them…

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Victories Fighting Pipelines

Recent rulings are offering real hope. These cases are coming to light and not looking good for Pipeline builders. Two cases below from this week alone. A Federal judge puts a pause on Mountain Valley Pipeline construction plans through Southwest Virginia. The decision by U.S. District Court Judge Elizabeth Dillon came during a proceeding in…

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Pipeline explodes in Ohio

SUMMERFIELD — No injuries were reported following a natural gas pipeline explosion in a field adjacent to Route 513 outside Summerfield in Noble County early Wednesday morning. Fire crews from the Summerfield, Caldwell and Belle Valley departments were dispatched to the scene after the explosion was reported at approximately 2:30 a.m. Pipeline Explosion in Ohio…

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Atlantic Coast Pipeline “Mows” Forward

In a letter Friday, Dave Swearingen, a FERC official, gave the green light to cutting down the trees using handheld equipment such as chain saws in the path of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. According to Dominion Energy spokesperson Aaron Ruby, the approval allows them to begin limited tree felling and vegetation clearing in the areas…

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Standing Rock – The Media Bubble

Standing Rock – The Media Bubble Opinion By: A Water Protector It amazes me that the overall perception of the Standing Rock movement remains distorted to the masses. I still hear about the “Trash” left behind or about the “Violent” protestors. Anyone who followed the movement, knew that niether statement was accurate. Few people know the facts….

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Drilling: Now With Secret Ingredients

12/28/2017 – President Donald Trump’s administration is rescinding proposed rules for hydraulic fracturing and other oil- and gas-drilling practices on government lands. The U.S. Department of the Interior announced Today the rescission would take effect Friday. The rules developed under President Barack Obama would have applied to drilling on federal lands located mainly in the…

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