MVP-Affected Landowners and Climate Advocates Protest Dirty Side Deal at Capitol

Impacted landowners along the route of the Mountain Valley Pipeline and allies, including Bill McKibben, are demanding Democratic lawmakers vote against any Continuing Resolution that includes Senator Manchin’s proposed Side Deal. 

Washington, DC — Tomorrow at 9:30 AM, West Virginians and Virginians whose homes are directly impacted by the Mountain Valley Pipeline and allied climate defenders including author and educator Bill McKibben will hold an action by the Capitol calling on Democratic leaders to drop their attempt to pass Senator Manchin’s Dirty Side Deal and greenlight the Mountain Valley Pipeline.

Later that day, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is hoping to use a substitution amendment to start the process of passing a Continuing Resolution that would keep the US government open past September 30th. At this protest, impacted landowners and progressive climate defenders will be calling Democratic Senators to resist Leader Schumer’s attempt to attach rollbacks of NEPA regulations onto a continuing resolution.

WHAT: A rally of people impacted by the MVP and allied climate leaders.

WHEN: September 27th, 9:30 AM

WHERE: The intersection of 1st and Constitution Ave NE, Washington, DC


  • Maury Johnson, impacted landowner
  • Roberta Bondurant, POWHR Coalition
  • Alan Johnson, 8 rivers council and Christians for the Mountains
  • Red Terry, The Tree Sitters who blocked MVP construction
  • Bill McKibben, author and co-founder of Third Act
  • And others


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The CCAN Action Fund is the advocacy arm of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network, the oldest and largest grassroots organization dedicated exclusively to raising awareness about the impacts and solutions associated with global warming in the Chesapeake Bay region. For 20 years, CCAN has been at the center of the fight for clean energy and wise climate policy in Maryland, West Virginia,  Virginia, and Washington, D.C.