In July 2015, Neal Laferriere and his wife, Beth, purchased a home in Summers county, West Virginia. The first time they visited the property after purchasing it, they found stakes outlining what they would later find out to be the route for a gas pipeline.
About two years later, representatives for the Mountain Valley pipeline approached the Laferriere family over the land rights to the property. “The land agent was saying if we don’t come to the table they would just take it via eminent domain,” Laferriere told the Guardian.
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