Dominion Energy puts its dirty dollars behind the effort to stop progressive anti-Dominion crusader Sam Rasoul from winning the Democratic primary.

There are two constants in Virginia politics.

Number one: Dominion Energy is always behind the scenes trying to control the outcome. It is referred to as the Virginia Way…


Phyllis Eugenia Cahen Sokolow 1920–1982

Today my Mom would have turned 100. She was the light of my life.

Born Phyllis Eugenia Cahen in 1920, she was a vibrant woman with a big smile, full of life and boundless energy. She grew up in the five towns area of Long Island, New York, descended from…


This article was co-authored with Karen Campblin and Lee Williams, Co-Directors of Green New Deal Virginia. You can learn more about the Green New Deal Virginia coalition at greennewdealva.com.

In November, voters across the Commonwealth of Virginia made their voices heard, resulting in a historic shift in power in the…


This Veterans Day, I pay tribute to generations of my family who fought bravely for this country.

My great grand uncle, Julius Cahen, was a Civil War veteran. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1862 — three years after arriving in this country as an immigrant from Germany. Julius…


This morning, the United States Supreme Court agreed to hear the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP)’s challenge to a ruling by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, prohibiting the ACP from crossing the Appalachian Trail on federal land managed by the U.S. Forest Service.

The two consolidated cases are known as…


Photo courtesy of Allegheny-Blue Ridge Alliance: Pipeline Air Force

Don’t look away. Look closely.

This is a crime scene photo. And the criminal is hiding in plain view.

Last week, we learned that Mountain Valley Pipeline destroyed a steep mountain slope in West Virginia, causing a landslide that has made at least one home uninhabitable. The situation has been…


MVP excavator flipped over on steep slope in Elliston, Virginia in July 2019

The latest outrage from Mountain Valley Pipeline is almost beyond belief.

In July, this bloated corporate criminal — MVP is under criminal investigation by the U. S. Attorney’s Office in Roanoke — sent out a crew to survey a portion of the pipeline route in West Virginia. …


Photo courtesy of Appalachians Against Pipelines

In another stunning defeat for Mountain Valley Pipeline, a federal district court judge has denied the pipeline company’s request for an order removing tree sitters in southwest Virginia.

Judge Elizabeth Dillon, in a fourteen page opinion, ruled that MVP had no right to add the tree sitters — who have…


Who will be Precision Pipeline’s next victim?

Mountain Valley Pipeline is working at breakneck speed to finish its destructive path through the mountains of West Virginia and Virginia.

Never mind that the courts have thrown out multiple federal permits that normally are required before pipeline projects are allowed to proceed.

Never mind that Mountain Valley is billions…


The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has just thrown out another federal permit for Dominion Energy’s Atlantic Coast Pipeline.

In a crushing and unanimous 50-page decision, a three-judge panel of the Fourth Circuit vacated the Fish and Wildlife Service Biological Opinion and Incidental Take Statement, which had given Dominion permission…

Jonathan Sokolow

Attorney, writer and activist living in Northern Virginia

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