Author: Community Perspective
Once again, Virginia pipelines made headlines.
The Mountain Valley Pipeline continues to make news…
A contributed perspectives piece by Anna Rose Geary
I doubt that my grandmother, Nonna Teresa, ever heard the adage “Cleanliness is next to godliness,” but if she did, she would not have believed it. God and a clean house had nothing to do with each other.
A Breeze reporter highlighted JMU’s plans to install a 420 MW solar system on campus. Another reporter for the JMU student paper critiqued JMU’s sustainability practices, arguing that “installing a few solar panels … just isn’t cutting it….”
A contributed perspectives piece by Joe Laughland
In 1952, we got a TV. A fancy polished wood cabinet with double doors that opened to a gray oval screen with a dial for selecting channels and a knob to turn it on.
A community perspectives piece by Tom Arthur
Retired JMU acting teacher, Tom Arthur, offers tongue-in-cheek carols for challenging times.
Several Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) protesters faced a judge in late October and were convicted on misdemeanor charges and fined. Both the State Water Control Board (WCB) and the US Army Corps of Engineers are considering whether to grant what’s called a “401” water crossing permit; this opinion writer from the non-profit Mothers Out Front said the WCB should not approve it. The non-profit Wild Virginia hosted an almost 3-hour citizen ‘public hearing” (because the WCB and VA’s DEQ refused to do so). An appeals court heard arguments in a lawsuit asking the courts to strike down key MVP permits; the court could issue its decision by the end of this year. All this as the pipeline is nearing completion despite hurdles.
the views of interested persons regarding the permit application submitted by Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) to cross certain bodies of water along the project’s path in West Virginia and Virginia. In addition, the Virginia State Water Control Board will decide in December whether to approve MVP’s request for a permit “to cross [more than 250] streams and wetlands in Giles, Craig, Montgomery, Roanoke, Franklin and Pittsylvania Counties.”