Links to Some Organizations Working on Pipeline Related Issues
Eight Rivers Council focuses primarily on opposing the ACP Pipeline Project in Pocahontas County. However, we recognize that all share the same planet Earth and have common responsibility with life. Furthermore, we gain strength, wisdom, knowledge, and effectiveness in collaborating with other like-minded persons and groups.
The proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) is our chief focus. The proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) would affect nearby counties. Furthermore, significant opposition to the pipelines has arisen in neighboring Virginia.
Therefore Eight Rivers works alongside many of these other groups in common cause.
Some Related Groups involved with Pipeline Action (below) See ABRA for a longer list.
Greenbrier River Watershed Association
Appalachian Mountain Advocates
West Virginia Highlands Conservancy
Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition
West Virginia Rivers Coalition
Eight Rivers Council
Friends of Nelson County is an incredible Virginia advocacy organization
Stand Up For Monroe
Save the Water Table
Coalitions Opposing Pipelines
Doddridge County Watershed Association
Indian Creek Watershed Association
Preserve Montgomery County Virginia
Cowpasture River Preservation Association
Wild Virginia has helpful maps and information.
Dominion Pipeline Monitoring Coalition is based in Highland County, Va. and run by Rick Webb, a scientist with excellent research skills. Important!
The Allegheny Blue-Ridge Alliance (ABRA) is a coalition of organizations concerned about the natural gas pipeline that Dominion Resources and its partner companies have proposed to build through portions of West Virginia and Virginia.
WV Sierra Club works on education and collaboration. Its website lists numerous local groups.
The West Virginia Highlands Conservancy is a venerable state organization to promote, encourage, and work for the conservation—including both preservation and wise use—and appreciation of the natural resources of West Virginia.
West Virginia Matters is based in Randolph County and does advocacy in Pocahontas County and elsewhere along the ACP proposed routes. Sincere, hardworking effort, however some data is erroneous.
Appalachian Mountain Advocates (Appalmad) is a non-profit public interest law and policy organization dedicated to protecting the communities and natural resources of central Appalachia and advocating for a just and sustainable economy for the region. Its overarching goal has been to fundamental changes in compliance, implementation and enforcement of major environmental laws in Appalachia.
Greenbrier River Watershed Association (GRWA) joins with MARE Project to provide the most up to date meeting information and news on proposed pipelines in our watershed. Elise Keaton works with partners throughout our region in opposition to ACP and MVP pipelines.
FrackCheckWV seeks to inform and mobilize communities in the Marcellus Shale fields in West Virginia. The shale gas boom is seeking markets and the construction of pipelines to transport the gas.
West Virginia Surface Owners’ Rights Organization (WV SORO) educates and supports those who own surface property where gas extraction or pipelines are proposed or present.
Frack Action has more of a national scope to ban shale gas “fracking.”