Mountain Valley Pipeline seeks identity of its anonymous detractors | Local News

No date has been set for a hearing on Mountain Valley’s request for an injunction that would remove protesters from its blasting sites. The subpoenas to Facebook require the social media giant to produce the requested information by September 17.

When a person creates a page on Facebook, they have the option of whether or not they want to be identified publicly. Appalachians Against Pipelines chose the latter, he said.

Usually, when a subpoena is issued, Facebook will notify administrators of its pages, Schwartz said. It is then up to individuals to contest the summons.

A Facebook page administrator had heard nothing from the company on Friday, a spokesperson for the group said. Facebook did not respond to two emails sent by the Roanoke Times Friday night.

Appalachians Against Pipelines has strongly criticized the pipeline, which has come under heavy fire for its use of a prominent estate to take over private property, its inability to control muddy runoff from construction sites, and its contribution to change. climate.

But its approach is different from other organizations such as the Sierra Club, Appalachian Voices, the Protect Our Water coalition, Heritage, Rights, and Wild Virginia, which, among others, have actively participated in public meetings and filed legal challenges to permits. delivered to the pipeline. .

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