Atlantic Coast Pipeline DEIS - What People Said

A selection of comments filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission about the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline

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Pipeline Updates

Wetlands Polluted by Rover Pipeline Accident

Over 2 million gallons of drilling fluid have been spilled onto wetlands in northern Ohio during constructing the Rover Pipeline.  The 713-mile. $4.2 billion Rover project would transport natural gas from northern West Virginia to Pennsylvania, Ohio and Michigan. The Rover Pipeline is a project of a Energy Transfer Partners,

After DEIS Filings, FERC Asks for Supplemental Info from Dominion

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) wasted little time in following-up with Dominion Transmission, Inc. (DTI) to seek additional information and clarifications on numerous items, many of which were flagged in comments filed about the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP). 

DPMC Takes Legal Action Against Virginia DEQ. Again!

For the second time in less than a year, the Dominion Pipeline Monitoring Coalition (DPMC) has started a legal proceeding to compel the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to obey the state’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

DPMC seeks information justifying a DEQ decision that affects regulation of utility lines constructed through streams and wetlands in Virginia.

Diverse DEIS Comments Raise Serious Questions About ACP

“Incomplete” and “go back to the drawing board” were sentiments most commonly echoed in the comments filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline over the past two weeks.

Federal Review of Atlantic Coast Pipeline Fails People and the Environment

(This statement was released April 5 by ABRA to media in Virginia, West Virginia and North Carolina)

An analysis of environmental impacts for the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline is completely inadequate and falls far short of legal requirements. 

Some Legislative Leaders Endorsing ACP Have Financial Ties to ACP

Three of the sixteen state legislative leaders who filed an April 4 letter with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission have investments in companies associated with the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP).  They are:

  • Thomas Norment, Majority Leaders,
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Pipelines in the News

Local & ACP

Agency argues pipeline statement short on substance

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  • – The Recorder – 4/20/17

Regional & MVP

Virginia Supreme Court hears pipeline cases

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  • – The Roanoke Times – 4/19/17

Big Picture

States and Feds May Face Policy Donnybrook

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  • – Power Magazine – 4/15/17
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Story Maps

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.

Proposed Shenandoah Mountain National Scenic Area and the ACP
Draft EIS for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline : 7 Major Issues with the Route through our National Forests
Drilling through the Blue Ridge Mountains for the ACP: A High Risk Proposal
Atlantic Coast Pipeline: A Question of Need
ACP and Our National Forests
Ground Truth about ACP Access Roads
Forest Fragmentation and the ACP
Dominion's Pipeline Threatens Protected Private Land
Unique Shale Barrens Threatened by the ACP