News stories relating to SVN and current regional campaigns.
Sandy Hausman went into the forest and reports on the issues surrounding an upcoming decision by the federal government whether or not to allow fracking in the G.W. National Forest.
Phenomenal news from local reporter Andrew Jenner on the private leases and proposed Marcellus well in Bergton.
Chris Bolgiano and Wild Virginia will pack up the camping gear and leave her Fulks Run home for a weekend in West Virginia to visit a Hydraulic Drilling Site.
Dairy farmer and entrepreneur Ken Smith gets a little overcome when he talks about preserving his family's agricultural tradition.
Shenandoah Valley Counties and SVN oppose legislation before the 2013 General Assembly that would eliminate local zoning control over farm and rural land uses.
A fight over a proposed ban on hydraulic fracturing in the George Washington National Forest is a reminder of weak laws that govern the practice on private land.
Despite tremendous public comment in support of the proposed ban on
horizontal drilling in the GWNF draft plan, the Forest Service is
considering opening the forest to fracking.
To people outside the agriculture industry, poultry litter is just animal waste.
But to poultry farmers, that's an ill-informed misnomer for a product that generates income as fertilizer and that some in the industry are looking to as a source of fuel.
Norfolk Southern briefed the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) on the Crescent Corridor freight rail improvements, which will have a major impact on truck traffic on I-81.
Nov 18- "Battle of Wetzel" featuring our friends from the Wetzel County Action Group.
Nov 17: How fracking affects a southwestern PA township
July 13-The risky drilling method has no place on public lands until it is demonstrably safe.
Studies in New York and Pennsylvania are documenting the negative impacts of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) natural gas drilling on farming, tourism and other economic sectors.
Find local grocers, caterers, restaurants, CSAs, and farmers' markets that carry fresh local food in your area.
GWNF recently announced that the Forest Planning process, which was suspended in 2009, will resume this spring with a new round of public comment and meetings. SVN is pushing for strong protection for local drinking water sources in the new plan.
The state finally released the long-awaited study to determine the costs and potential of delivering truck freight from I-81 to rail.
Shenandoah Valley Network has joined with partner Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation to support improvements to freight rail in the I-81 corridor.
August 25, 2009- After a string of recent accidents in the Shenandoah Valley, truck traffic on Interstate 81 has been headline news throughout the corridor.
Locate grocers, caterers, restaurants, CSAs, and farmer's markets that carry delicious local foods in your area in the 2009 Buy Fresh Buy Local Guide!
Twelve counties, cities or towns and a long list of organizations have urged the George Washington National Forest to consider drinking water resources in its revised Forest Plan
April 7, 2009- Opponents of the proposed expansion of Interstate 81 took their arguments before a federal judge on Monday, hoping to send state and federal transportation officials back to the drawing board.
April 9, 2009- Of the eight most accident-prone sites on Interstate 81 in the state, only one will receive Virginia Department of Transportation funds to bolster safety this year.
April 11, 2009- A Harpers Ferry, W.Va., company's proposal to build 131 wind turbines on Great North Mountain has been rejected.
April 6, 2009- Case exposes effort by agencies to make it impossible for landowners and local officials
to offer and win less damaging alternative solutions.
View our most recent wind energy report which includes information on steps local governments have taken so far and an example of a beneficial wind energy ordinance.