Author: Nancy Andrews

How Would You Improve the Natural Gas Pipeline Process?

Seventy-five-year-old farmer Curtis Johnson doesn’t object to pipelines, but does take issue with some of their construction practices. Johnson sold easements to the nearly completed 713-mile Rover Pipeline, which originates in the Ohio Valley and is designed to transport 3.25 billion cubic feet of natural gas to Michigan and Canada. In […]

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‘Somebody’s Up There Sittin’ in a Tree’ — A Look at the Ongoing Pipeline Protest on Peters Mountain

Since late February, a small group of people have been quietly perched in two trees atop Peters Mountain in Monroe County. They are so remote, few have seen or heard directly from the protesters, but still there’s plenty of people noticing. It’s not known exactly who or how many people […]

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Jakari Tinsley, age 2, lives in Lynch, Kentucky. His favorite word is "No." Photo by Nancy Andrews

‘He’s a Mini Version of my Dad’

“I hope he becomes a God-serving young man, that he loves everybody as God loves us.” Jakari’s favorite food is chicken nuggets. His favorite word is “No.” He likes to play basketball with his mini-basketball hoop and watch “Blaze and the Monster Machines” and “PAW Patrol.” At age 2, and […]

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Will New Gas Pipelines Take Away Landowner Rights, Shave off Mountaintops and Disrupt Clean Water?

Newport, Va. – The proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline has not been approved, much less built, but it is as real as the wooden stakes already in the ground to mark its probable path. The 42-inch diameter natural gas pipeline would start in West Virginia’s Marcellus and Utica Shale drilling region […]

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