First Prize (Bear Foot Cabin Retreat): Brian Murphy
Second Prize (Advantage Ranch Horse Camp): Don Jones
Third Prize (Snow Ridge, Brush Mountain painting): Becky Farnham
Thank you to all who contributed to our fundraiser and to the purveyors of our great prizes.
Larry Keel Experience to Play Newport Rec Center Benefit Concert for PGC
With Special Guests Blue Mule
Tickets available at: Brown Paper Tickets
KASTING GEOLOGIC HAZARD REPORT TO BE RELEASED TODAY, JULY 7, 2016
The Kastning Report focuses on the Central Appalachian Region and specifically on geological hazards along the segment of MVP’s current preferred route from Monroe County, West Virginia to Roanoke County, Virginia - all of which are part of a geologic region of ridges and valleys in karst terrain. For the most part it does not address alternative routes; nor does it attempt to treat all impacted counties thoroughly or equally. On the basis of detailed facts, published (and unpublished) research and sound logic, it concludes that the entire region should be a “No Build” zone.
(Full report will be available in PDF from the link below.)
KEY-LOG ECONOMICS RELEASES STUDY DETAILING TRUE COSTS OF MVP
MVP RESISTANCE ROAD TRIP ARRIVES IN NEWPORT
This May 15-21, students from all across Virginia will be driving along the proposed route of the pipeline to see the effects of natural gas infrastructure first hand and to get to know the people it will be impacting.
Join us Tuesday May 17th as we welcome the Virginia Student Environmental Coalition to Newport for a rally and community potluck dinner. Dinner will start at 6:00. Please arrive at 4:00 PM to show support and bring a dish to share! FB event:
US FOREST SERVICE RESPONDS TO MOUNTAIN VALLEY PIPELINE PROJECT - DOWNLOAD AND READ the document from the USFS containing comments on the MVP's resource reports.
PGC FUNDRAISER - on Friday, November 13, the Giles Little Theater presents their production of the Pulitzer Prize Winning play Trifles by Susan Glaspell. This show will be a special benefit performance for Preserve Giles County:
You can now MAKE A DONATION to Preserve Giles County online.
Reason For Caution: Mountain Valley Pipeline Economic Studies Overestimates Benefits, Downplays Costs by Spencer Phillips, PhD, Key-Log Economics (also see OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE DOCUMENT).
READ Preserve Giles' leader Rick Shingles' commentary, 'A False Choice For Virginia,' publishing in the Sunday 10/4 edition of the Roanoke Times.
READ Mountain Valley Pipeline's economic benefits study flawed, opponents say' by Duncan Adams, published in the Roanoke Times Tuesday, 10/6.
Code Of Virginia 56-49.01 - Natural gas companies; right of entry upon property.
Redacted Lawsuit - Giles County Complaint 6-17-2015
READ Greater Newport Rural Historic District Committee's comments to FERC about the proposed pipeline route.
MVP Project Update - click to read the report filed on March 27.
RALLY IN THE VALLEY!
The Opposition tot he Mountain Valley Pipeline Rally held Saturday, March 21st at Noon at the Corner of North Main Street and College Avenue was a great success! Students and community members of the Blacksburg and New River Valley area came together in resistance to this project which threatens the health and integrity of our social and environmental well-being. Special thanks to Pete French for having us on the radio that morning to talk about the rally and the pipeline issues.
Sponsored by the Virginia Chapter of the Sierra Club, New River Valley Sierra Club, Preserve the NRV, Preserve Montgomery County, Preserve Giles County, Virginians for Equality and Sensible Laws, Organizing for Action, Mothers Against Pipelines, and the Environmental Coalition at VT.
FERC LETTER WRITING GUIDELINES AND RESOURCES - DOWNLOAD a quick how-to guide for writing effective letters to FERC. Also visit the 'Want To Know More?' area of the site to learn more about gas pipelines, fracking, and the danger it represents for Giles County, Virginia, the United States and the Earth.
IT'S A BIG DEAL!!: Read the Feb. 2, 2015 Roanoke Times Geller-Shingles commentary 'It's A Big Deal.' This article contains reasoned responses to the mistaken claims of the MVP's benign nature.
MARCH 8 FUNDRAISER FEATURING SARAH GUTHRIE AND JOHNNY IRION!!!! Our fundraiser at the Newport Recreation Center was a huge success!! It was a great evening of community and coming together, and we are honored to have the Woody Guthrie legacy of social justice on our side. Stay tuned for more upcoming events including film screenings, concerts, information sessions and letter writing workshops, this spring.
PIPELINE VIDEO SERIES
Check out the Pipeline Video Series produced by Lucid Media. The series documents our fight against the Mountain Valley Pipeline. Check out the trailer below and VIEW ALL EPISODES ONLINE!
PRESERVE GILES COUNTY MISSION STATEMENT: Preserve Giles County is a citizens group organized to oppose interstate gas pipelines, and the hydraulic fracturing they sustain, and to preserve our natural heritage and the way of life it provides. We exist to empower citizens of our county, consistent with the principles of environmental democracy. We commit ourselves to pursue these goals by utilizing non-violent direct action, working with elected officials, and in coalition with other communities and environmental defense organizations.
Use the menu links on the left of the page to navigate the site, and to learn about how the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline could affect Giles County.
Also visit PreserveTheNRV (linked on the menu to your left) for daily updates on pipeline news, video, related state and federal legislation, opposition activity around Virginia, and other related media.