One of the best gifts of 2020 was Dominion Energy’s abandonment of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. It was a victory for the little guy over corporate bullying and profiteering. I’ve written an educational guide based on how the six-year fight unfolded—Four Factors That Led to the Defeat of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, a Guide for Successful Environmental Activism and Justice.
From Local Hearings All the Way to the Supreme Court of the United States
This book tells the stories from many local hearings, legal arguments in court, and finally the story of an all-nighter on the sidewalk in front of the Supreme Court of the United States.
Four Factors is an educational guide that helps engage students in discussing environmental activism. The book not only defines what activism, civil disobedience, and environmental justice are but describes how we used them to defeat the pipeline.
The four factors described in the book are environmental activism, environmental justice, the rebuke for abuse of power and corruption, and landmark renewable energy laws in Virginia. Learn how the power of the people defeated the billion-dollar corporate utility.
Get Four Factors as an E-book for $5 or as a Paperback for FREE With the Purchase of Swoope Almanac
Purchase Four Factors E-book for $5 to get a downloadable copy in PDF format.
Or get a FREE paperback version (while supplies last) when you buy a copy of the award-winning book Swoope Almanac: Stories of Love, Land, and Water in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, either paperback or hard copy. And since we are still in the COVID-19 pandemic, Swoope Almanac remains discounted at 19% off the list price.
Both books make great holiday gifts and are available through this website. I ship them directly from my office in Swoope.
What people are saying about FOUR FACTORS
Four Factors is an inspiring and educational guide for environmental activism. As a student and up-and-coming environmentalist, I think it is an incomparable resource for future environmental battles.
—Samantha Fairbanks, Honors College, Pre-Law and Environmental Management, James Madison University
Remarkably, Bobby has managed to sum up six years of effort by thousands of people in three states in a tight, fun-to-read debrief. Four Factors is clear and empowering. I highly recommend this book to any organization, community leader, or neighbor who is taking on a campaign, be it a local neighborhood effort or a six-year fight against an unneeded $8 billion pipeline project.
—Kate Wofford, Executive Director, Alliance for the Shenandoah Valley
Bobby’s guide to environmental activism gives us a raw factual analysis of four critical factors that led to the end of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. These factors are true for the majority of citizen environmental endeavors and highlight how a group of committed individuals from diverse backgrounds and experiences can take down Goliath.
—Jon Mueller, Vice President for Litigation, Chesapeake Bay Foundation
The ACP was the largest, most expensive, unpermitted fracked-gas pipeline ever proposed in American history. Remarkably, the pipeline was abandoned without a single act of violence. The six-year fight to defeat the ACP is a sterling example of how environmental activism, environmental justice, the rebuke of corporate corruption, and renewable energy laws converged for victory for the little guy—a modern-day David and Goliath.
—excerpt from Four Factors