Bold Appalachia is part of the Bold Alliance, a network of small but mighty groups protecting land and water that grew out of the work of Bold Nebraska, who formed an unlikely alliance of landowners, Tribal Nations, and environmental advocates to fight the Keystone XL pipeline.

Bold Appalachia is currently working to help organize landowners and citizens who are against the proposed Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast fracked gas pipelines that threaten our land and water, our lives, and our livelihoods. Sign up on the form below to join the Bold Appalachia Landowner Alliance and receive updates. (Follow Bold Appalachia on Facebook.)

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Sept. 5, 2017:Landowners Sue FERC to Stop Eminent Domain for Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast Pipelines

Today, a group of more than 50 landowners from the Appalachia region whose farms and homes are in the path of the proposed Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast fracked gas pipelines filed a federal lawsuit against the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to end the abuse of eminent domain for private gain for pipelines.

Nov. 3, 2017: Landowners File Amended Complaint in Lawsuit Against FERC Over Eminent Domain

On November 3, Bold and landowners filed an amended complaint (embedded below) in the federal district court in D.C. After we filed our initial complaint on September 5th, FERC issued the certificates on October 13th — which altered a number of our claims. We also used this opportunity to add several more landowners to the complaint.

Landowners vs. FERC Lawsuit Timeline:

  • Sept. 5th, 2017: Bold Alliance and landowners file lawsuit against FERC
  • Nov. 3rd: Bold Alliance and landowners file amended complaint
  • Nov. 17th: FERC, MVP and ACP are expected to file motions to dismiss our lawsuit
  • Dec. 1st: Bold and landowners deadline to file an opposition brief
  • Dec. 8th: FERC/MVP/ACP deadline to file a reply to our opposition brief

Once all of the motions and arguments have been filed during the dispositive proceedings, Bold, landowners and our attorneys will convene and determine how next to proceed with the case.

Meanwhile, Bold Alliance will also join a petition filed by a coalition of environmental groups that seeks a rehearing of FERC’s decisions to issue certificates for the Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast pipelines.


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