NO MVP Southgate Community Event

Start: Sunday, July 16, 2023 3:00 PM

End: Sunday, July 16, 2023 5:00 PM

NO MVP Southgate Community Event Invitation

Mountain Valley Pipeline Southgate Extension grassroots resistance is ramping up due to the recent unjust fast-tracking of the MVP mainline in VA and WVA by Congress and the White House. Join MVP organizers and Water Protectors for an educational & artful event to get activated in the fight against the MVP Southgate Extension into Rockingham and Alamance Counties. Tomorrow we will win!

About the Mountain Valley Pipeline mainline + MVP Southgate Extension

The Mountain Valley Pipeline mainline is set to resume construction in WVA and VA, a result of its corrupt inclusion in the nation’s must-pass debt ceiling legislation in June of 2023, which also codified disturbing rollbacks of critical environmental protections. The MVP provisions force the approval of all remaining federal permits within 21 days, and forbids judicial review of any permits. The interference by Congress and the White House to greenlight MVP has been unprecedented.

Concerned communities along the route have shifted their attention to pipe safety issues. The pipe has been sitting in the open sun, in some cases, for four years. This degrades pipe coating, reduces the pipe’s integrity and contributes to weld failures & leaks. Use of degraded pipe increases the risk of explosion. Follow and support frontline groups: @POWHR + @AppalachainsAgainstPipelines

In NC, we still have a chance to cancel the MVP Southgate Extension. MVP Southgate developers have filed for an extension of their original certificate from FERC (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission), despite missing necessary authorizations and recently abandoning eminent domain proceedings for the project’s route through NC. Please sign and share our petition telling FERC to deny their request.

Take action!

Follow NO MVP Southgate coalition leaders!

- @7directionsofservice


- @AppalachianVoices

- @HawRiverAssembly

Please note:

- There will be kid-friendly activities and childcare support on site
- Water + light refreshments will be provided

- If you have any access needs, please reach out to: - we are here to support!

- Handicap accessible seating is located on the 2nd floor of the Haw River Ballroom, the same floor as the coffee shop Cup 22, which can be reached via the sidewalk that wraps around the building. There are no stairs outside that lead up to this 2nd floor