Cover: Mountain Valley Pipeline obtains two-year extension and approval to resume construction - Fight is not over! by Mark Barker; Director's Report: BREDL's approach to community organizing by Louis Zeller; Activists don't quit by Renee Cail - BREDL's In Our Backyard Podcast - Recent Interviews conducted by Jenn Galler; Roanoke County forwards BREDL's request to […]
Nov. 14, 2020: On Saturday, members and supporters of Protect Caswell held a rolling demonstration of support for the group's goals of environmental justice and public health. The 17-vehicle caravan bedecked with signs, streamers and balloons carried scores of people down Yanceyville's Main Street and back.
Nov. 11, 2020: Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League staff and chapter members talk about the Atlantic Coast Pipeline fight. The Dominion Energy and Duke Energy ACP was approved in 2014. Had it been constructed, it would have traversed 550 miles from West Virginia through Virginia to North Carolina. The pipeline companies cancelled the project on […]
Nov. 09, 2020: Mountain Valley Pipeline is seeking approval to plow a 42-inch natural gas climate wrecking pipeline through 3.5 miles of our life-sustaining national forest. The Jefferson National Forest Plan would need to be amended to allow this intrusion. Just because FERC rubberstamps projects does not mean that the Forest Service has to go […]
Sep. 17, 2020: BREDL comments on the proposed Addendum to the Consent Order Paragraph 12, which requires additional actions by Chemours to prevent PFAS pollution from entering the Cape Fear River via contaminated groundwater from the Fayetteville Works Site.
Sep. 10, 2020: Not all pipeline projects are the same. Not all pipeline companies are the same. FERC should properly examine this case and not simply grant this extension. FERC has a great opportunity here - the opportunity to right a wrong. Commissioners can prevent further harm to the communities along the MVP route by […]
Sep. 09, 2020: Today residents of the Shell Bluff community and the Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League announced that they had filed a legal appeal of the license changes granted last month to the owners of Plant Vogtle. In an eight-page brief filed on Friday, the opponents of the license identified a ''Catch-22" process used […]
Aug. 18, 2020: The Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League, its chapters and allies presented a Unity Banner to water protectors and pipeline fighters at the Bent Mountain Community Center, Bent Mountain, VA. The Unity Banner was created to symbolize solidarity between those who successfully fought and stopped the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) and those who […]
Cover: Victory! Never give up - the Atlantic Coast Pipeline is dead by Therese Vick & Sharon Ponton; Cover: Marvin Winstead statement on ACP victory; ACP Victory!: The lone yellow pine that helped stop a giant by Catherine Cralle Jones, The Law Office of F. Bryan Brice, Jr.; ACP Victory!: A Virginia landowner's victory; ACP […]
Aug. 06, 2020: We have grave concerns that adding thousands of workers - many coming from states currently designated as "hot spots" for COVID-19 - will not only significantly increase the number of cases in these counties but will also put an undue burden on our local healthcare system.