Author: Mark Hefflinger

Landowners v. FERC Litigation Update

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Donate now to support landowners suing FERC to stop eminent domain abuse. The Bold Appalachia Landowners Alliance (BALA) is involved in multiple court cases to stop the Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast fracked gas pipelines. One of those efforts — brought exclusively by BALA — is aimed at challenging the very root cause of this abuse at the federal level. BALA’s […]
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Bold Alliance, Landowners Challenge FERC’s Eminent Domain Abuse at D.C. Circuit

Chip in $25 now to support landowners challenging FERC in court. Bold Alliance and Appalachia region landowners’ federal court challenge to the abuse of eminent domain by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is now proceeding at the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, as part of a larger combined lawsuit filed by other regional, local and […]
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5th Annual Sacred Ponca Corn Planting: June 10, Neligh, NE

DATE CHANGE: (Due to a scheduling conflict, the corn planting has been postponed from May 19th to Sunday, June 10th.) Join Bold Nebraska, the Ponca Tribe and landowners Art and Helen Tanderup to once again plant sacred Ponca corn on their farm in Neligh, NE that crosses both the proposed path of the Keystone XL pipeline, […]
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Landowners and Keystone XL Opponents to Rally in Montana on Eve of Hearing to Challenge Trump Administration Rubber-stamp of Pipeline Permit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 15, 2018 Contact: Dustin Ogdin, Northern Plains Communications Director, (406) 248-1154 Hannah Hostetter, Northern Plains Lead Organizer, (406) 600-8317 Mark Hefflinger, Bold Alliance, mark@boldalliance.org Landowners and Keystone XL Opponents to Rally in Montana on Eve of Hearing to Challenge Trump Administration Rubber-stamp of Pipeline Permit Rally at Elks Riverside Park and […]
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Bold Alliance, Landowners Petition Federal Court to Invalidate FERC Approval of Mountain Valley Pipeline, Stay Construction

Donate to support the landowners suing FERC to stop eminent domain abuse.  The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) “Notice to Proceed” issued for the proposed Mountain Valley fracked gas pipeline (MVP) is invalid, as it was signed by a low-level FERC staffer — in violation of the agency’s own regulations — landowners and Bold Alliance […]
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Groups Say FERC Notices for Mountain Valley Pipeline are Invalid

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 29, 2018 Contact: Carolyn Elefant (attorney), carolyn@carolynelefant.com, 202-297-6100 Russell Chisholm, POWHR Coalition, russell.powhr@gmail.com, 540-404-2727 Roberta Bondurant, Preserve Bent Mountain/Roanoke, bondurantlaw@aol.com, 540-793-4769 Mark Hefflinger, Bold Alliance, mark@boldalliance.org   Groups Say FERC Notices for Mountain Valley Pipeline are Invalid “Notices to Proceed” were issued by low-level FERC staffer, in clear violation of agency’s […]
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Bold Alliance Seeks Federal Court Hearing for Constitutional Challenge to FERC’s Abuse of Eminent Domain for Pipeline Permits

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 26, 2017 Contact: Carolyn Reilly, Bold Alliance, 540-488-4358, carolyn@boldalliance.org Bold Alliance Seeks Federal Court Hearing for Constitutional Challenge to FERC’s Abuse of Eminent Domain for Pipeline Permits Washington D.C. — Bold Alliance and a collective of more than 50 landowners in the Appalachia region have filed a motion asking a federal […]
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PETITION: Demand Public Hearings on Mountain Valley & Atlantic Coast Pipelines

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Virginians deserve an opportunity to speak and share publicly with the Virginia Marine Resources Commission their concerns about the proposed Mountain Valley (MVP) and Atlantic Coast (ACP) fracked gas pipeline projects — which pose catastrophic threats to our water security. There is no evidence that these pipelines can be built without causing permanent, irreparable harm. In […]
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Bold Alliance, Virginia Landowners Vow to Continue Fight After Water Control Board Issues Conditional Approval of Atlantic Coast Pipeline Permit

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 12, 2017 Contact: Carolyn Reilly, Bold Alliance, 540-488-4358, carolyn@boldalliance.org Bold Alliance, Virginia Landowners Vow to Continue Fight After Water Control Board Issues Conditional Approval of Atlantic Coast Pipeline Permit, Seeks Additional Information Landowners and advocates to continue legal challenge to eminent domain authority; demand public hearing on pipeline permit by Virginia […]
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Bold Alliance, Virginia Landowners Vow to Continue Fight Against Mountain Valley Pipeline After Water Control Board Issues Permit

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 7, 2017 Contact: Carolyn Reilly, Bold Alliance, 540-488-4358, carolyn@boldalliance.org Bold Alliance, Virginia Landowners Vow to Continue Fight Against Mountain Valley Pipeline After Water Control Board Issues Permit Landowners and advocates to continue legal challenge to eminent domain authority; demand public hearing on pipeline permit by Virginia Marine Resource Commission Richmond, VA […]
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