Appalachians Against Pipelines has engaged in a persistent direct action campaign to stop the Mountain Valley Pipeline for over five years. The MVP is a 42-inch fracked gas pipeline that stretches from the shale fields of so-called “West Virginia” into central “Virginia” with a possible extension into “North Carolina.” The hazardous project will disrupt delicate ecosystems, harm communities, and increase international dependence on fossil fuels, pushing the planet further into climate chaos.
AAP was formed in February of 2018 when pipeline fighters took to the trees in the so-called Jefferson National Forest in Monroe County, West Virginia, where Mountain Valley Pipeline, LLC intended to drill directly through the mountain and beneath the Appalachian Trail. The limestone karst terrain of this mountain generates and filters drinking water, and also makes the area especially susceptible to landslides and sinkholes.
In late March 2018, the treesits were joined by a monopod blockade, and later a skypod blockade, of the pipeline access road; these aerial blockades held up tree clearing for over three months.
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