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Pipeline and Fracking Updates Archive!

FERC Pipeline Approval Axed in Historic Court Decision
June 29, 2021

Massive NC Energy Bill Raises Suspicion, Opposition
June 22, 2021

Keystone Cancellation Brings Hope for More Pipeline Wins
June 15, 2021

Water Protectors Gather in MN to STOP Line 3 Pipeline!
June 8, 2021

NC Communities Speak Out Against Wood Pellet Facilities
June 1, 2021

Tribes’ Request for DAPL Shutdown Denied
May 25, 2021

ACP Impacted Landowners Fight to Regain Property Rights
May 18, 2021

Michigan’s Showdown with Enbridge Line 5 Pipeline
May 11, 2021

Pipeline Challenges Heating Up Across US
May 4, 2021

Biden Vows Bold Climate Change Action for US
Apr. 27, 2021

Pipeline Spill Even BIGGER Than 1.2 M Gal! Join Earth Day Events!
Apr. 20, 2021

Landmark CA Bill Protects Frontline Communities from Oil, Gas Drilling
Apr. 13, 2021

Tribes, Youth Reignite Fight to Shut Down DAPL!, Apr. 6, 2021

Since Paris Accords, Banks Piped $3Trillion to Fossil Fuels, Mar. 30, 2021

Duke Energy’s 15 Yr Plans Meet Strong Opposition in NC, Mar. 23, 2021

Abandoned Pipeline Projects Plague Landowners Across US, Mar. 16, 2021

TN Pipeline Route Signals Environmental Racism, Mar. 9, 2021

Fracking Banned in Delaware River Basin!, Mar. 2, 2021

US Officially Rejoins Paris Climate Pact, Feb. 23, 2021

Oil Company Eyes Historic LA Slave Cemetary to Build Tanks, Pipeline, Feb. 16

Dems Demand Biden Stop Illegal Dakota Access Pipeline, Feb. 9, 2021

With Keystone Dead, What Next for Other Pipelines?, Feb. 2, 2021

Activists Say Shut Down ALL Pipelines; Take Strong EJ Action, Jan. 26, 2021

Dr. King’s Influence on the Environmental Justice Movement, Jan. 19, 2021

Defunct ACP Plans to Leave Pipe Buried in NC, Jan. 12, 2021

Can the Dept of Defense Help Tackle Climate Change?, Jan. 5, 2021

Deb Haaland’s Historic Pick as First Indigenous Interior Secretary, Dec. 29, 2020

Indigenous Leaders Urge Banks to Divest from Oil, Gas, Dec. 15, 2020

MVP Gets Fast Pass from Federal Agency, Dec. 8, 2020

Biden Vows to Kill Keystone XL Pipeline, Dec. 1, 2020

Indigenous Rights, Pipelines Nationwide, Youth Activism!, Nov. 24, 2020

Report Unveils Top Financial Backers for Failing MVP, Nov. 17, 2020

What the Biden Admin. Means for Oil, Gas, Renewables, Nov. 10, 2020

Defunct ACP to File Proposed Restoration Plan, Nov. 3, 2020

Voters Weigh Candidates on Oil & Gas, Climate, Oct. 27, 2020

MVP Stream, Wetland Crossings Temporarily Blocked by Court, Oct. 20, 2020

Indigenous Peoples’ Continued Fight Against Oil & Gas, Oct. 13, 2020

UK Wood Pellets Fuel Enviro. Racism in NC, Oct. 6, 2020

Groups, Landowners Challenge Reissued MVP Permits, Sept. 29, 2020

Trump’s EPA: Env. Justice Training “Anti-American”, Sept. 22, 2020

Trump Bans Offshore Drilling for Red State Allies, Sept. 15, 2020

Duke’s New Resource Plan: More Gas, Nuclear, Sept. 8, 2020

Duke Energy Wastes Billion$$ to Profit, Sept. 1, 2020

New VA Bill Aims to Block Influx of MVP Workers During COVID, August 25, 2020

EPA Strips Methane Controls; NC Denies MVP Southgate Permit!, August 18, 2020

Mounting Challenges for Oil & Gas Across U.S., August 11, 2020

Impacted Landowners in Limbo After ACP Cancelled, August 4, 2020

Keeping the Momentum on Pipeline Fights, July 28, 2020

Major Pipeline Fights Persist Across U.S., July 21, 2020

BYE ACP! What Now for Landowners, MVP?, July 14, 2020

ACP Scrapped! Huge Victory for Env. Justice!, July 7, 2020

Actions to STOP ACP! TODAY, June 30 @ 12PM, June 30, 2020

ACP Seeks 2 Yr Construction Extension, Comment by July 2!, June 23, 2020

Supreme Court Clears 1 of 9 Hurdles for ACP, June 16, 2020

SE Pipelines Fuel Environmental Racism, June 9, 2020

EPA Limits States’ Power to Stop Pipelines, June 2, 2020

Dominion’s Plans for Pipeline Through Durham, May 26, 2020

Duke, Dominion to Expand Gas Despite Clean Energy Promises, May 19, 2020

4th State Moves to Criminalize Pipeline Protests, May 12, 2020

Landowners Unprotected Under FERC Process, May 5, 2020

Crashing prices threaten LNG projects, April 27, 2020

Recommit to Action! Join Virtual Earth Day!, April 21, 2020

NC Landowner Wants ACP off Property, April 14, 2020

Dominion to drop natural gas buildout?, April 7, 2020

Court Tosses Key Dakota Access Permits, March 31, 2020

How COVID-19 Impacts Oil & Gas, March 24, 2020

Impacts of Utility Shutoffs Amid COVID-19, March 18, 2020

Canadian Pipeline Danger; MVP by Numbers, March 10, 2020

Trump Wants to Gut NEPA, Comments Due 3/10!, March 3, 2020

SCOTUS Hears ACP Case; App Trail Not Land?, Feb. 25, 2020

ACP Costs Rise to $8B; FERC: Yes to Southgate EIS, Feb. 18, 2020

MVP Environmental Damage Continues, Feb. 11, 2020

G20 Countries Must Stop Backing Oil & Gas, Feb. 4, 2020

Fracking on Cheap, WasteH20 Dumping = Disaster, Jan. 28, 2020

Nat Gas Industry Continues to Plummit, Jan. 21, 2020

Enviro. Justice Victory Against ACP!, Jan. 14, 2020

Pipeline Land Takings Challenged; Tribal Rights Violated, Jan. 7, 2020

Plastics Mfg. to Double? Huge OH Methane Leak, Dec. 27, 2019

Duke Energy Leads in Bribing Support, Dec. 17, 2019

Pro-pipeline AGs Push for ACP Construction, Dec. 10, 2019

UN: Climate tipping looms ever closer, Dec. 3, 2019

Big Shift in Duke’s ACP Financing, Nov. 19, 2019

Dominion Sponsors NAACP Meeting—Protest!, Nov. 12, 2019

11 State Attorneys General—including NC’s– Urge FERC to Respect States’ Energy Rights and Assess Climate Impacts, Nov. 5, 2019

Cooper Asked to Answer ACP Approval Questions, Oct. 29, 2019

FERC Stops MVP Construction; Courts Rebuff Eminent Domain, Oct. 22, 2019

Cooper Staff to Answer ACP Questions, Oct. 15, 2019

Duke Customers & Multi-Year Rates?? ACP to Supreme Court, Oct. 8, 2019

Supreme Court May Hear ACP, MVP Cases, Oct. 1, 2019

Tri-State Pipeline Protest Photos, Videos!, Sept. 24, 2019

Upcoming Pipelines & EJ Events!, Sept. 17, 2019

NC Regulators Challenge Pipeline Rates, Sept. 10, 2019

Monitoring MVP; Climate/Pipeline Events Sept 20-23, Sept. 3, 2019

KY Pipeline Explosion Still a Mystery, Aug. 27, 2019

Rate Hike Bill Vote Today!, Aug. 20, 2019

Climate Emergency: Tri-State Pipeline Strike! , Aug. 13, 2019

Report: NO Need for MVP Southgate in NC, Aug. 8, 2019

Two Rushed ACP Permits Vacated!, July 30, 2019

Did NC Official Sign ACP Doc in Haste?, July 23, 2019

Candidates to the Fed: Disclose Climate Risks, July 16, 2019

Toxic Pipeline Coating; Climate and Heat Waves, July 9, 2019

Legislators Promoting ACP Are Investors!, July 2, 2019

Stand with Bishop Barber Against ACP! Sat., Gaston, June 25, 2019

NC DEQ Denies MVP Southgate Permit, June 18, 2019

New Report: The Fracking Endgame, June 11, 2019

Bishop Barber Coming to Northampton Co.!, June 4, 2019

ACP Granted Extension to Appeal Challenge, May 28, 2019

Landowners, Activists Protest ACP in VA, May 21, 2019

Judges Critical of ACP Permit in Court, May 14, 2019

Mounting Doubt on ACP’s Completion, April 30, 2019

NC Lawmakers Urge FERC to Stop ACP, April 23, 2019

Trump’s Orders Fast-Track Pipelines, April 16, 2019

Impacts of ACP “Work Stoppage” Disputed, April 9, 2019

Agencies Fail to Fine MVP; Fossil Industry Deception, April 2, 2019

A “Plan B” for ACP? — Duke CEO, March 26, 2019

Records Reveal Cooper’s Ties to ACP, March 19, 2019

Mounting ACP Challenges Worry Investors, March 12, 2019

Court stays ACP property access 90 days, March 5, 2019

ACP’s App Trail Rehearing Request DENIED!, February 26, 2019

ACP Price Tag Now $7.8B!, February 19, 2019

Can ACP Survive Permit Pileup?, February 12, 2019

Study Confirms NO Need for ACP!, February 5, 2019

Trump Admin. Pulls ACP Permits!, January 29, 2019

Park Service Withdraws Key Permit for ACP!, January 22, 2019

ACP Bribes Tribes; Duke’s Shares Fall, January 15, 2019

ACP Must Wait, No Quick Hearing!, Januart 8, 2019

ACP Lagging; 2018 Climate in Review, January 2, 2019

ACP War of Words; Docs Released!, December 27, 2018

Court Pulls ACP Forest Permit!, December 18, 2018

ACP Halted!; VA Sues MVP, December 11, 2018

NC Paddlers Resist ACP!, December 4, 2018

Tar River “NO ACP” Flotilla; Stopped In-Stream Work, November 27, 2018

Dec. 1, ACP Protest Flotilla on Tar River!; VA Gov. Under Fire, November 20, 2018

NC DEQ Doubts MVP-Southgate Need; ACP Loses Permit (Again!), November 13, 2018

ACP Swells to $7B; VA County Rejects ACP Permit Again!, November 7, 2018

Cooper’s Climate Change Goal Misses Mark; The ACP Con, October 30, 2918

MVP Loses Water Crossing Approvals; ACP Gets Last VA Permits, October 23, 2018

ACP Work OK’d Before Permit; IPCC Report Flawed?, October 16, 2018

MVP Permits Vacated; IPCC: Rapid Fossil Fuel Phase-out Urgent, October 9, 2018

ACP Permit Scrutinized in NC; Judges Question Pipeline Rules, October 2, 2018

MVP Swells to $4.6B; ACP Halted in Nat’l Forests, September 26, 2018

Feds OK ACP Work; Boston Area Gas Fires, Explosions, September 18, 2018

NC Gov. Urged to Block ACP; MVP Southgate Resisted, September 11, 2018

MVP Work Resumes: Fracking’s Financial Crisis, September 4, 2018