Forest Service issues a Record of Decision!

The Forest Service’s Record of Decision modifies 11 standards in the Forest Plan to accommodate the pipeline construction and requires measures to minimize environmental impacts.

MVP files to condemn properties!

A Legal Notice of Condemnation against seven Craig County landowners by the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP). In 35+ years reading the New Castle Record, this is a first for me.

FERC flooded with demands to reverse decision!

The Preserve Craig filing asked for a Stay or suspension of activity, such as eminent domain taking of property, while five overarching errors are answered by the government and MVP. It detailed substantive legal and policy failings that seriously risk harm to our water, forest, geological, and cultural resources.

Counties request rehearing!

ROANOKE, GILES, AND CRAIG COUNTIES’ REQUEST FOR REHEARING AND STAY OF ORDER ISSUING CERTIFICATES AND GRANTING ABANDONMENT AUTHORITY

Fund to protect Craig reaches 1/3rd of initial goal

Preserve Craig is urgently seeking tax deductible donations for the legal efforts to stop the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP). Current focus is on blocking the Forest Service from changing its management plan, which would allow construction through Jefferson National Forest on very steep terrain.

PRESERVE CRAIG, Inc.

PRESERVE CRAIG, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation formed in 1991. With the support of more than 80% of Craig County households, Preserve Craig was instrumental in preventing AEP from putting a major power line through Craig County.

Craig Co BeautyPreserve Craig’s nonprofit purpose is to:
  • preserve and protect natural, historical, and cultural resources
  • conduct research and compile and publish information concerning natural, historical, and cultural resources
  • conduct public education programs

Those of us lucky enough to make Craig County our home feel truly blessed by all that life here has to offer and Preserve Craig is committed to sustaining the quality of life we value.

Preserve Craig's current focus is to oppose the 42” gas pipelines being proposed in Craig County. We are collecting and distributing scientific, environmental and economic data, holding educational meetings, working with government representatives and other groups, including the US Forest Service and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission as to why it should not be approved. Please join us in this important work to save this special place for future generations.

Recent Updates

MVP Pipeline Re-Hearing requests being filed!
 

MVP Pipeline Re-Hearing requests being filed!

Here’s an update on the numerous regulatory and legal barriers blocking Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) from building its proposed massive high-pressure gas pipeline through Craig County, across the Appalachian Trail, and over the steep terrain of our National Forest.
VA State Water Board told to deny MVP Permit
 

VA State Water Board told to deny MVP Permit

Letter to members of the Virginia State Water Control Board
Is it time for our Virginia Government to Stop MVP?
 

Is it time for our Virginia Government to Stop MVP?

Preserve Craig’s booth launched a new petition drive and an expanded fundraising campaign at the Craig County Fall Festival. Almost 200 stopped by and signed a new petition that will be submitted to the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality.
Statement on Order Issuing Certificates and Granting Abandonment Authority
 

Statement on Order Issuing Certificates and Granting Abandonment Authority

Commissioner Cheryl A. LaFleur Statement: For the reasons set forth herein, I cannot conclude that either of these projects as proposed is in the public interest, and thus, I respectfully dissent.
Craig County Board of Supervisors Resolution
 

Craig County Board of Supervisors Resolution

PETITIONING FERC FOR RE-HEARING OF ITS AWARD OF CERTIFICATE TO THE MVP PROJECT
USFS ignoring its duty!
 

USFS ignoring its duty!

All Objections that USFS received from everyone who sent one in were consolidated in a single decision. The agency decided that they weren't going to do anything about any of the many issues that were raised.

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Norway Dismantling Controversial Gas-Fired Generating Plant

It is odd that natural gas is considered a miracle fuel in the United States. Its supporters say it preserves America’s energy independence, creates jobs for US workers, fights terrorism, and is a ... See more

A gas fired generating plant in Norway has been shut down after only 5 years in operation. It is begin dismantled and pieces will be sold for scrap.

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