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Outdoor Updates: ATC, The Conservation Fund, and MVP enter into stewardship agreement

Appalachian Trail Conservancy, The Conservation Fund, and Mountain Valley Pipeline enter into stewardship agreement The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) has entered into a voluntary stewardship agreement with The Conservation Fund and Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP), the non-profit announced in a news release. The Conservancy says the agreement will advance their mission to manage, protect and […] The post Outdoor Updates: ATC, The Conservation Fund, and MVP enter into stewardship agreement ap...
Tags: Sport, Cycling, ATC, Mountain Valley, Mountain Valley Pipeline, Newswire, Appalachian Trail Conservancy ATC

Is resurrecting Google’s BookBot the need of the hour?

Everyone in Silicon Valley is trying to design something straight out of the future. We treat science and technology as the end all be all of our issues and rightfully so, but here is an unpopular opinion – do we REALLY need technology in every aspect of our lives to make it better? A decade ago, robots doing all our tasks were just a thing of movies and today we don’t go a day without interacting with a robot – think about it, even if you call a place there is a 99% chance an automated voice ...
Tags: Google, Gadgets, Design, Technology, California, Lifestyle, Silicon Valley, Appliances, Robot, Delivery, Editorial, Delivery Service, Drone Delivery, Product Design, Mountain View Library, Mountain Valley

Wednesday round-up

Yesterday the court heard oral arguments in a trio of high-profile civil-rights cases involving LBGT employees: consolidated cases Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia and Altitude Express, Inc. v. Zarda, and R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes Inc. v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. [Disclosure: Goldstein & Russell, P.C., whose attorneys contribute to this blog in various capacities, is counsel on an amicus brief in support of respondent Stephens in Harris.] Amy Howe analyzes the oral argum...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Washington Post, America, Cnn, Atlantic, New York Times, Fox News, Npr, Louisiana, Lambda Legal, Economist, Round-up, Reuters, HARRIS

How eminent domain is blighting farmers in path of gas pipeline

Compulsory purchase – or the threat of it – of property on the route of a pipeline for fracked natural gas has left a slew of grievances and lawsuits in West Virginia and VirginiaIn July 2015, Neal Laferriere and his wife, Beth, purchased a home in Summers county, West Virginia. The first time they visited the property after purchasing it, they found stakes outlining what they would later find out to be the route for a gas pipeline.About two years later, representatives for the Mountain Valley p...
Tags: Virginia, Environment, West Virginia, US news, Gas, Beth, Mountain Valley, Laferriere, Neal Laferriere

Outdoor Updates: Grandmother moves into tree in an attempt to stop the Mountain Valley Pipeline

Grandmother moves into tree in an attempt to stop the Mountain Valley Pipeline A 44-year-old grandmother in Montgomery County, Va has taken up residence in a tree near Elliston, Va to protest the Mountain Valley Pipeline. The tree sits in the path of the pipeline, which will run 303 miles from northwestern West Virginia to southern Virginia. Crystal Jean Mello, a mother of two and grandmother of one, climbed the tree last Saturday. She says she has lived in Southwest Virginia for most of her ...
Tags: News, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Sport, Cycling, Epa, Trump, Chesapeake Bay, Nana, Southwest Virginia, AAP, Mountain Valley, Mountain Valley Pipeline, Newswire, Mello

214 Days

214 Days: Tree sitters have blockaded the Mountain Valley Pipeline for seven months. Here’s what motivates them to persist. It started with the two tree sits blocking the Mountain Valley Pipeline easement in Jefferson National Forest in West Virginia, in close proximity to the Appalachian Trail. These two tree-sits were soon followed by more acts of resistance along the pipeline route, including numerous aerial blockades and people locking down to equipment. In a video posted by one of t...
Tags: Virginia, Environment, West Virginia, Sport, Pollution, Cycling, Protests, Forbes magazine, Sierra Club, Bernie Sanders, Crystal, Political, Peter, Black Panthers, Democratic Party, Bernie

Quick Hits: Conservation project in North Ga will include hiking, caving and more

Conservation project in North Georgia will include hiking, caving and more Nearly 2,400 acres on Lookout Mountain and into Johnson’s Crook in Dade County, Georgia have been preserved and will be managed by the Southeastern Cave Conservancy Inc. (SCCI) as the new Charles B. Henson Preserve at Johnson’s Crook. Last week, SCCI announced it received a donation of the land from an anonymous donor and the Georgia- Alabama Land Trust Inc. The property was at one time slated to be a development touted...
Tags: Politics, Supreme Court, Environment, Georgia, Sport, Cycling, Johnson, Savannah, U S Supreme Court, North Georgia, Roanoke, Savannah Ga, Lookout Mountain, McCullough, Mountain Valley, Mountain Valley Pipeline

Quick Hits: Mountain Valley Pipeline halted + Plastic In Your Poop?

New study finds plastic in our poop A new study out of Austria recently found plastic in human feces. Researchers recruited eight people from nations across the globe and instructed them to keep a food journal for a week before a stool sample was taken. All of the subjects ate some food wrapped or packaged in plastic and six of them ate seafood. The Environment Agency Austria then tested the samples using newly developed analytical procedures to test for 10 different types of plastic. They foun...
Tags: Virginia, West Virginia, Sport, Austria, Cycling, Arkansas, Asheville NC, Fairview, Whitlock, WNC, Mountain Valley, Mountain Valley Pipeline, Go Outside, Little Rock AR, State Water Control Board, Environment Agency Austria

Quick Hits: Hiker with Parkinson’s Climbs 40 Appalachian Peaks Over 6,000 Feet

Asheville man battling Parkinson’s climbs 40 WNC peaks over 6,000 feet When Bob DeBrecht was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in June 2015 it didn’t stop him from tackling the Carolina Mountain Club’s most difficult hiking challenge. The South Beyond 6,000 requires hikers to reach the peak of 40 of Western North Carolina’s mountains over 6,000 feet. To complete the feat, hikers must tackle off-trail hiking, tricky navigation, challenging terrain and overnight backpacking. DeBrecht told the Ash...
Tags: Virginia, Sport, Cycling, Volkswagen, 000, Chattanooga, Federal Aviation Administration, CHATTANOOGA Tennessee, Parkinson, McAfee, Smokey Mountains, Southwest Virginia, Asheville, Western North Carolina, Asheville Citizen Times, Appalachian Trail

Quick Hits: Pipeline tree sitters, gray wolves under fire, and North Carolina joins Paris Agreement

Virginia Tree-Sitters Protest the Mountain Valley Pipeline Tree-sitters in Montgomery County, VA, have been quietly protesting the controversial Mountain Valley natural gas pipeline since September. Erected on 4-foot-by-8-foot wooden platforms in white oak and white pine trees, two protestors at a time have been living in tree stands along the pipeline easement on the private land of Cletus Bohon. Bohon is one of hundreds of property owners in Southwest Virginia who were sued by Mountain Valley ...
Tags: Senate, Virginia, Environment, West Virginia, Sport, Cycling, House, Paris, North Carolina, Donald Trump, Cooper, U S House, Southwest Virginia, Roy Cooper, Mountain Valley, Gray Wolf

Great Range Capital sells Mountain Valley Spring Co for $78.5 mln

DS Services, a subsidiary of Cott Corp, has acquired Mountain Valley Spring Co for $78.5 million from Great Range Capital. Mountain Valley is a brand of spring and sparkling water. PRESS RELEASE TORONTO, ON and TAMPA, FL, Oct. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ – Cott Corporation (NYSE:COT) (TSX:BCB) today announced that DS Services, a Cott Corporation subsidiary, acquired The Mountain Valley Spring Company (“Mountain Valley”) for $78.5 million in cash from Great Range Capital. Mountain Valley is a fast-grow...
Tags: Europe, Toronto, Trends, United States, M&a, COT, North America, Kansas City, Mountain Valley, Cott Corporation, Cott, DS Services, Cott Corp, BCB, Hot Springs Arkansas, Ouachita Mountains

‘I don’t know how you can ignore that call.’ Neighbors join together to protect their water

You know the stream you can just make out rippling through the treeline  at the edge of your property? The one that the neighborhood kids make small rock dams in, sometimes racing leaves and sticks through miniature whitewater rapids. Or that creak that crosses the trail at the perfect resting point on your favorite hike with the wooden footbridge over it that looks old enough to be built by John Muir himself. Or the narrow river where you navigate the banks with fly-rod in hand looking for that...
Tags: Environment, Sport, Cycling, John Muir, DEQ, APPALACHIA, Shelton, Jason Shelton, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, Giles County, State Water Board, Mountain Valley, Mountain Valley Pipeline, Go Outside, Newswire, Chisolm

Head Back to the Source, Drink The Mountain Valley Spring Water

Mountain Valley Spring Water is “the healer and hydrator of leaders, fighters, legends.” It’s a bold statement from a proud, long-enduring American company. One based on historical fact. Elvis used to ask for a six pack of Mountain Valley Water before every performance. Sinatra also favored the water. And Secretariat famously drank Mountain Valley Spring […] The post Head Back to the Source, Drink The Mountain Valley Spring Water appeared first on Adpulp.
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United States: Fourth Circuit Dismisses Constitutional Challenges To NGA Pipeline Certificate Process - Troutman Sanders LLP

In October 2017, FERC issued a Certificate to Mountain Valley Pipeline, LLC.
Tags: News, United States, Fourth Circuit, FERC, Mountain Valley

Professor locks herself to Mountain Valley equipment

BRUSH MOUNTAIN, Va. (AP) — A Virginia Tech professor has climbed atop a piece of construction equipment involved in work on the Mountain Valley Pipeline and locked herself to it. The Roanoke Times reports Emily Satterwhite, who teaches Appalachian studies, took up her position on an excavator early Thursday on Brush Mountain in Montgomery County. […]
Tags: Business, News, Ap, Montgomery County, Virginia Tech, Roanoke Times, Mountain Valley, Mountain Valley Pipeline, Nation & World, BRUSH MOUNTAIN Va, Emily Satterwhite, Brush Mountain

Northam can stop the pipelines right now

The tree-sitters have come down, and all the permits have been issued by state and federal agencies. Bulldozers and chainsaw crews are already clearing sections of the the Mountain Valley Pipeline and Atlantic Coast Pipelines. Is there anything that can stop them? Actually, yes. Governor Ralph Northam has the power to halt pipeline construction, but so far, he has chosen not to act. Instead, in April, Northam issued an executive order that allowed the pipelines to proceed through Virginia. Origi...
Tags: New York, Virginia, Environment, Sport, Atlantic, Cycling, Commonwealth, Atlantic Coast, Department of Environmental Quality, FERC, Corps, U S Army Corps of Engineers, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission FERC, Dominion, Dominion Power, Second Circuit Court of Appeals

The Forest Service Is Protecting Pipelines Instead of Public Lands  

  With multiple tree sitters in Jefferson National Forest blocking the path of pipeline construction crews, the United States Forest Service (USFS) has responded aggressively. They have denied food and water to tree-sitters, blocked support and medical attention from reaching them, and have essentially acted as a private security force for the corporations behind the Mountain Valley Pipeline. The Forest Service’s active support of the Mountain Valley Pipeline conflicts with the agency’s mission...
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Nutty Hangs Tough: Tree-sitter blocking pipeline for 56 days is being starved by the Forest Service

Nutty, the tree sitter who has held back the Mountain Valley Pipeline bulldozers in Virginia’s Jefferson National Forest for 56 days and counting, has been blockaded by the Forest Service for weeks, denying her food and water. Nutty persists in her conical gray tent which is suspended fifty feet above the ground, on a small wooden platform, called a ‘monopod.’ Buckets hang off its sides by rope, along with signs decrying the injustices of the Mountain Valley Pipeline. The Forest Service has esta...
Tags: Virginia, Hiking, Environment, West Virginia, Sport, Cycling, Terry, Forest Service, U S District Court, Fairfax, U S Forest Service, Niall, U S Army, Franklin County, Theresa, Radford University

Tree sitters found in contempt for protesting pipeline

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A federal judge has given a mother and daughter until midnight Saturday to come down from trees and comply with a court order granting a natural gas pipeline rights to their property. Judge Elizabeth Dillon found Theresa “Red” Terry and Theresa Minor Terry in contempt of her order granting Mountain Valley […]
Tags: News, Ap, Roanoke Va, Mountain Valley, Nation & World, Elizabeth Dillon, Theresa Red Terry, Theresa Minor Terry

The Tree Sitters: Activists Have Halted Pipeline Construction

Snow falls on Red Terry in her tree-sit on Bent Mountain, Virginia. The tree sit was built thirty feet off the ground between two trees to prevent the Mountain Valley Pipeline from being constructed through her property. Photo by Will Solis   You can find Red by the campfire smoke and bright yellow crime-scene tape. Red is a 61-year-old Virginia mountain woman who since April 2 has been living in a tree inside the white-and-blue-taped corridor marked out for the interstate Mountain Valley Pipeli...
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Environmental groups sue FERC over Mountain Valley approval

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A coalition of environmental groups is suing federal regulators over their approval of the Mountain Valley Pipeline, which would carry natural gas across West Virginia and Virginia. The lawsuit against the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission was filed late Monday in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. It challenges […]
Tags: News, Virginia, West Virginia, Ap, FERC, U S Court of Appeals, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Richmond VA, Mountain Valley, Mountain Valley Pipeline, Nation & World

Hundreds gather in Richmond to protest natural gas pipelines

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Hundreds of people from across Virginia have rallied in Richmond to protest two proposed natural gas pipelines that would cross the state. Landowners, activists, a state lawmaker and two newly elected delegates were among those gathered at Capitol Square on Saturday to oppose the Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast pipelines. Speakers […]
Tags: News, Virginia, Ap, Richmond, Atlantic Coast, Richmond VA, Mountain Valley, Nation & World, Capitol Square

US regulators OK Atlantic Coast, Mountain Valley pipelines

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A divided panel of federal regulators granted approvals Friday evening for the Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley natural gas pipelines, major East Coast projects. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s authorization had been widely expected by both supporters and opponents of the pipelines. The certificates granted by the commission came with dozens […]
Tags: Business, News, US, Ap, East Coast, Atlantic Coast, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Richmond VA, Mountain Valley, Nation & World, Atlantic Coast Mountain Valley

Virginia water board to take up pipeline permits in December

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality plans to make its recommendations in December about water quality permits needed for two natural gas pipeline projects to proceed. The department has been evaluating the permits required under the Clean Water Act for the Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast pipelines. It announced Tuesday that […]
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Mountain Valley review finds limited environmental impacts

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Federal regulators say a proposed pipeline that would carry fracked natural gas for 300 miles across West Virginia and Virginia would have “significant” impacts on forests. But they say other adverse effects would be limited. The final environmental impact statement of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is largely favorable for developers […]
Tags: Business, News, Virginia, West Virginia, Ap, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Richmond VA, Mountain Valley, Nation & World

Winter RV Retreats in Utah

Travel Experta, Expat Mama, Educator and Entrepreneur - Inspiring Families to New Horizons Skiing. Snowboarding. Snowmobiling. Snowshoeing. Tubing. Sledding. Utah has the greatest snow on earth, which makes for a long list of fun winter activities. This also makes Utah the prime location for a winter vacation. And why rent a car and live in and out of hotels when you can enjoy Utah’s winter fun on your own timeframe from the comforts of home that an RV brings? If a winter RV retreat sounds li...
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This Land is Your Land: Our National Parks And Forests Need You Now More Than Ever

Public lands and public health are under assault. Here are the eight biggest threats to parks, forests, and wildlands in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic—and eight ways you can protect the places where you play. National Forest Plan The Pisgah-Nantahala National Forest in western North Carolina national forest is the second most-visited national forest in the country, with large tracts of road-free forest, important headwaters, old-growth forest, and native trout habitat. Unfortunately, the late...
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Piping Hot: 25 Pipelines Proposed for the East

Coal may be declining, but fracking is booming. Over two dozen natural gas pipelines are planned for the region, many of which cross our favorite outdoor playgrounds. Other pipelines will use eminent domain to traverse private property. All of them will affect the future of energy, health, and recreation in the East. Do We Need Natural Gas Pipelines? Dominion Power stands behind their Atlantic Coast Pipeline as a necessary means to meet energy needs throughout the region. “Demand is expected to ...
Tags: Florida, Virginia, Environment, West Virginia, Sport, Pennsylvania, United States, Cycling, New Jersey, Paris, Ohio, Ruby, Environmental Defense Fund, Sierra Club, Thomas, Atlantic Coast

Insurer Must Defend Despite Endorsement Limiting Coverage for Additional Insured

       The appellate court reversed, in part, determining that the insurer had a duty to defend. Cumberland Farms, Inc. v. Tower Group, Inc. , 2026 N. Y. App. Div. LEXIS 2039 ( Supr. Ct. N. Y. App. Div. March 23, 2016).      In 2008, the underlying plaintiff was injured when he tripped and fell on a sidewalk in front of a gas station operated by Noori Auto & Fuel, Inc. Noori was a franchisee and lesser with Cumberland Farms, Inc. Noori was insured by Mountain Valley Indemnity Company. Cumberlan...
Tags: Insurance, Cumberland, Mountain Valley, Additional Insured, Duty to Defend, Tred Eyerly, Cumberland Farms Inc, Tower Group Inc, Noori Auto Fuel Inc Noori, Cumberland Farms Inc Noori, Mountain Valley Indemnity Company Cumberland, Tower Group Inc Mountain Valley and Tower Group, Tower Group, Noori

Fight Over W. Va. Pipeline Heads to Court

The developer of a controversial natural gas pipeline says it is being unlawfully blocked from carrying out the project by more than 100 West Virginia landowners who won't let it on their land. The Mountain Valley pipeline will extend roughly 300 miles from Chatham, Virginia to Oak Grove, West Virginia, cutting a meandering swath through several counties.
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