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Lyr Add: They're Building A Pipeline

GUEST,Carol Denney 18 Sep 14 - 07:22 PM
John Minear 19 Sep 14 - 05:25 PM
Betsy 19 Sep 14 - 07:54 PM
GUEST,Carol Denney 21 Sep 14 - 09:51 AM
GUEST,Rahere 21 Sep 14 - 09:22 PM
GUEST,Mike Yates 22 Sep 14 - 02:08 AM
GUEST,Carol Denney 03 Oct 14 - 02:46 AM
GUEST,open mike 03 Oct 14 - 04:29 AM
GUEST,carol denney 20 Oct 14 - 03:05 AM
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Subject: Lyr Add: They're Building A Pipeline
From: GUEST,Carol Denney
Date: 18 Sep 14 - 07:22 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qx2wFZS5YWM

They're Building a Pipeline, C. Denney 8-11-2014 leaving Randolph County, WV

they're building a pipeline
through the mountains they say
saying it'll bring jobs here
with much better pay
we really need jobs here
and we need them bad
they sent overseas
all the jobs that we had
we apply for these projects
even jobs that we hate
some crew out of Texas
steps out of the gate
they tear through our mountains
they tear through our town
after the damage
they're nowhere around

Chorus: we love our mountains
the finest on earth
no one knows better
what mountains are worth
a heart from the mountains
is a heart that is blessed
we love our mountains
we know them best

it's a war on the mountain
it's a war on our ways
for a handful of profits
in a handful of days
sometimes it's a gas line
sometimes it's crude
the rich they get richer
and we just get used
we know how they see us
and it's no surprise
we look so small in
the company's eyes
we look like nothing
that matters to them
one more little town
they can deal a weak hand

Chorus: we love our mountains
the finest on earth
no one knows better
what mountains are worth
a heart from the mountains
is a heart that is blessed
we love our mountains
we know them best

they're building a pipeline
through the mountains they say
though the floods have no pattern
and the goldfinches stay
the winter comes hard
after too early fall
the almanac these days
is no help at all
they say that the pipeline
will help out our town
won't be any leaks or
spills on the ground
they're calling it progress
and we understand
they're calling it progress
all over again

Chorus: we love our mountains
the finest on earth
no one knows better
what mountains are worth
a heart from the mountains
is a heart that is blessed
we love our mountains
we know them best


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: They're Building A Pipeline
From: John Minear
Date: 19 Sep 14 - 05:25 PM

A very beautiful and sadly meaningful song about the Atlantic Coast Pipeline which Dominion Power and Duke Energy intends to build from West Virginia to North Carolina. This is a fracked gas pipeline that will run over 500 miles. It will be 42 inches in diameter and will cut through two national forests, across the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Appalachian Trail. And it will cleave Nelson County VA in two from top to bottom. Nelson runs from the eastern face of the Blue Ridge down to the James River. It is a beautiful rural county, and it is home for me.

Very recently, our Democratic governor has come out strongly in support of this project, much to our dismay. The project is in its very early public stages, still trying to gain permission from property owners to survey easements and rights of way. Once this project is approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, it will have the power of eminent domain and can go where it wants to go. Only 24.8 percent of the property owners in Nelson County have given their permission for surveys and the rest have said emphatically "No!" There is growing resistance to this project from WVa to NC. This song will help us in our fight.

Thank you, Carol, for this wonderful song.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: They're Building A Pipeline
From: Betsy
Date: 19 Sep 14 - 07:54 PM

It might be useful to dig out a song "Photograhic memories " by Vin Garbutt (in the UK)
Basically "they" were installing a 36" gas line not far from the front of his house . And so they did - put everything back as it was - that was 40 years or so ago - still a great somg though -= and none (to date) has experienced any problems..........


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: They're Building A Pipeline
From: GUEST,Carol Denney
Date: 21 Sep 14 - 09:51 AM

Thank you, John, for clarifying the context of this song, about a proposed pipeline threatening some of the oldest forests in the nation. The fracked gas is for export, not domestic use. Those who wish to can write about their concerns to FERC, the Federal energy Regulatory Commission, attention Kimberly Bose, Secretary, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426. The Sierra Clubs in West Virgina, Virginia, and North Carolina are good information sources. - Carol Denney


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: They're Building A Pipeline
From: GUEST,Rahere
Date: 21 Sep 14 - 09:22 PM

The same with the Welsh gas pipeline. I met one of those behind it recently - they need to be forgiven, because they knew not what they did. And they need to be condemned, because they didn't find out.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: They're Building A Pipeline
From: GUEST,Mike Yates
Date: 22 Sep 14 - 02:08 AM

As somebody who loves the Blue Ridge Parkway and surrounding countryside, I can only say how sad this makes me feel. People's greed can be staggering at times!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: They're Building A Pipeline
From: GUEST,Carol Denney
Date: 03 Oct 14 - 02:46 AM

This one can be stopped. Please write to: FERC, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, attention Kimberly Bose, Secretary, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426.

It's absurd to destroy the most remote watersheds of several states to pipe fracked gas for export for profit considering the destruction in so many states for the benefit of so few.

The Sierra Clubs in West Virgina, Virginia, and North Carolina are good information sources. - Carol Denney 510-548-1512


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: They're Building A Pipeline
From: GUEST,open mike
Date: 03 Oct 14 - 04:29 AM

Not to mention the environmental destruction caused by acquiring the gas to fill this pipeline!! I discovered a pipeline planned to cross 5 states in the west, too. The Ruby Pipeline crosses public land that has been home to wild horses. The horses have been rounded up and removed from their home. The disaster of Fracking is something we cannot allow to ruin our water, our earth and our nation!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: They're Building A Pipeline
From: GUEST,carol denney
Date: 20 Oct 14 - 03:05 AM

The Sierra Clubs across the affected counties have picked up this song as a rallying anthem - if you haven't written a letter to the FERC ( Federal Energy Regulatory Commission) please consider doing so now, when it will matter the most. This is the highest, most fragile part of West Virginia, and the pipeline is slated to go through three states on its way through countless counties bringing fracked gas and destroying communities all the way along. Please help if you can, and thank you.
Carol Denney


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