The Fight to Stop the Mountain Valley Pipeline: An Update from West Virginia
Join us for a webinar featuring Autumn Crowe, the Program Director of the West Virginia Rivers Coalition (WV Rivers), as she discusses the ongoing fight against the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) in West Virginia.
The West Virginia Rivers Coalition has led the opposition of the Mountain Valley Pipeline in West Virginia since the project was first proposed in 2014. Their work has unearthed numerous water quality violations and their successful legal challenges have put MVP 5 years behind schedule and billions of dollars over budget. This includes the recent legal victory in the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals, where the court threw out a crucial permit that the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) needed to proceed with construction activities in West Virginia streams and wetlands.
WV Rivers is also working with allies to push back against the Biden Administration’s support of the pipeline.
During the webinar, Autumn will detail the fight against the Mountain Valley Pipeline, the current status of the ill-conceived project, and actions you can take to support the resistance effort.
More on WV Rivers’ Fight to Stop the MVP
Through a partnership with Trout Unlimited WV Rivers developed a pipeline monitoring program, which trained over 1,000 people to collect baseline data and monitor impacts of pipeline construction. Their efforts led to approximately 50 water quality violations issued by the state’s regulatory agency. In addition to training monitors on the ground, they also reviewed, analyzed and commented on clean water act permits for the Mountain Valley Pipeline. These technical comments helped to build the public record for successful legal challenges putting MVP 5 years behind schedule and billions of dollars over budget.
About the Speaker
Autumn grew up swimming and fishing in the waters of the Greenbrier River where she gained her love of nature and desire to protect the environment. She obtained a BS in Environmental Protection and a MS in Soil Science from West Virginia University. After graduating, Autumn spent 7 years working with Tribes in Alaska and Nevada. In 2015, she returned home to West Virginia to serve as Program Director for WV Rivers Coalition working to protect the State’s scenic rivers and headwater streams. When not working, Autumn enjoys spending time outdoors with her family hunting, fishing, hiking, paddling and biking.