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Stop MVP Southgate: Impacted Communities Conference

September 9, 2023 @ 4:00 am 8:00 pm

All are welcome to join impacted community members, Water Protectors and supporters against the MVP Southgate Extension to learn from experts on the topics of protecting property rights and landowner concerns, as well as how to defend against the threats to human health, land and water quality posed by the pipeline.

This event is free, open to all, and dropping in for any amount of time you’re able to attend is welcome.

A meal and refreshments are included with your registration, and there will be kids activities to keep littles ones engaged.

Conference Schedule

4pm-6pm Meet & Greet with community members, property rights experts and advocates to get all your questions answered and gain critical information, consultation and resources to navigate the steps ahead.

6pm-7pm Keynote Speaker: Jane Kleeb, known for her leadership uniting her neighbors and rural communities across differences to defeat the Keystone XL Pipeline; Founder & President of the Bold Alliance, which focuses on protecting property rights, water and the clean energy transition. Anyone interested in bridge-building as grassroots power-building will not want to miss Jane’s talk!

7pm-8pm Meet & Greet part 2

Co-hosted by: 7 Directions of Service, The Dan and Haw Riverkeepers, The Good Stewards of RockinghamThe Haw River AssemblyAppalachian Voices, Sierra Club and more!

ABOUT THE MVP SOUTHGATE EXTENSION:

The Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) Southgate Extension is a proposed 73-mile extension of the incomplete fracked gas Mountain Valley Pipeline mainline, from Pittsylvania County, VA into North Carolina‚Äôs Rockingham and Alamance Counties that poses a grave danger to working class and farming families. The route is highly residential, and large public schools like Alamance Community College are within one-half mile of where the pipe would be laid. In its crossing of 200 streams and tributaries throughout the Dan and Haw River Watersheds, the MVP Southgate Extension would destroy habitats and recreational sites, and pose ongoing threats to water quality for downstream users.

MVP mainline construction has wracked up over 500 known violations and developers were recently issued a safety order by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration due to overwhelming pipeline safety concerns and public outcry.

The MVP Southgate Extension is missing a number of necessary authorizations required to begin construction. The time is now to stop this unnecessary and dangerous project once and for all. Get involved at stopmvpsouthgate.com