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Atlantic Coast Pipeline DEIS-What is it? What's in it? What you can do!
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The Dominion Pipeline Monitoring Coalition (DPMC) has filed objections with the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) regarding the agency’s proposal to issue a “Water Quality Certification” (WQC) that would give free rein to build utility lines through state streams and wetlands.
In testimony delivered March 14 before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Diane Leopold, President and CEO of Dominion Energy, leveled criticism at the U.S. Forest Service in its interactions with Dominion concerning the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP).
A study of the potential for slope failures and landslides in Nelson County from the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP), coupled with a review of Dominion’s in-house analysis, has concluded that “Dominion has not adequately identified those soils and landforms that are prone to debris flows (and) landslides.” The report also states that “the potential for debris flows in the very steep mountainous portions of Nelson County is underestimated by the reports submitted to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) by Dominion.”
The author of the report,
Elimination of the Clean Power Plan and numerous energy conservation programs were among the features announced March 17 by the White House in presenting its 2018 budget blueprint, entitled “American First: A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again.”
Below are some excerpts,
The Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline should be “rescinded and revised, and that the current public comment period be extended or suspended,” so stated a motion filed March 8 with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission by Friends of Nelson and Wild Virginia,
The focus on environmental consequences of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline(ACP) has largely centered upon impacts on water resources and plant and animal species. Recent work done by the Dominion Pipeline Monitoring Coalition (DPMC) has broadened that concern to an examination of the effect the ACP would have on the many mountain ridges that the project would cross.
Local & ACP
- – Augusta Free Press – 3/14/17
Regional & MVP
- – The Roanoke Times – 3/12/17
- – Utility Dive – 3/16/17
Our member group Dominion Pipeline Monitoring Coalition has produced a series of interactive Story Maps that take a deeper look at some of the reasons the ACP and MVP are unacceptable proposals. Click on the map image below to navigate to the full map content.