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Pipeline resistance in West Virginia launched at Peters Mountain

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Resistors are stationed on the site where MVP LLC intends to drill directly through the mountain and beneath the Appalachian Trail.
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LEWISBURG, W.Va. — On Feb. 26, pipeline resistors climbed trees in the way of the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline on Peter’s Mountain in West Virginia, making it impossible to cut the forest without threatening severe harm to those resisting.

The resistors are stationed on the site where MVP LLC intends to drill directly through the mountain and beneath the Appalachian Trail. The proposed 42-inch Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) would carry fracked gas from shale fields in West Virginia to intersect with the existing Transco Pipeline, a major highway for transporting gas to markets overseas. The proposed pipeline would destroy water, mountains, forests, and family farms throughout Virginia and West Virginia.

“We know this pipeline is not about energy reliability or jobs. The pipeline company will push people off the land they call home, poison the water, and do it all in the name of profit. MVP LLC will label anyone who stands in the way as criminal. But we see exactly who they are,” said pipeline resistor Cory Pilsner.

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