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Mountain Valley Watch has taken thousands of aerial photos, like the one above, to catalog the pipeline’s construction violations. Erosion control devices called filter socks are visible to the right of the clear-cut path. Photo courtesy Mountain Valley Watch.

Forest fracas: Activists and lawyers continue pipeline fight in western Virginia

In July, the 600-mile Atlantic Coast Pipeline was canceled, sending shock waves through the energy industry and sparking jubilant celebrations from activists who had spent years fighting the project.  There’s no rest for the weary, though. Further west, a little deeper into the Appalachian hills, another fight rages on. The Mountain Valley Pipeline, if completed, […]

Michael Mann, a former UVA professor known for climate research that drew a lawsuit from former attorney general Ken Cuccinelli, will be in town to speak about his book September 15. Courtesy photo

It’s a madhouse

Michael Mann, a former UVA professor and climate scientist whose work resulted in a lawsuit from former attorney general Ken Cuccinelli, will speak about his book, The Madhouse Effect, at 7pm September 15 at City Council Chambers. “Through satire, The Madhouse Effect portrays the intellectual pretzels into which denialists must twist logic to explain away […]