Pipeline Coverage

A wave of dangerous, fracked-gas pipelines has encroached on Appalachia in the past few years. Since April 2018, I have extensively covered legal battles and direct protests against them, primarily the Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast pipelines. Pictured: Mountain Valley Pipeline construction in Pittsylvania County, Va. Photo by Kevin Ridder

Mountain Valley Pipeline Southgate Public Comment Period Begins

On July 26, federal regulators issued a draft environmental impact statement for the Mountain Valley Pipeline Southgate extension. The project would extend the unfinished 303-mile fracked-gas pipeline by another 73 miles from Pittsylvania County, Va., into North Carolina’s Rockingham and Alamance counties, and would require a new compressor station to be built at the Virginia starting point. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission will be accepting public comments on the draft environmental im

Series: People in the Path of Pipelines

New pipelines transporting natural gas and gas liquids would cut across hundreds of miles through Appalachia and beyond, putting people, land and water at risk. Here, residents along the route share their stories.