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Pipeline Updates

DPMC Objects to ‘One-Size-Fits-All Approach’ to Regulating Utility Projects

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.

Dominion Criticizes Forest Service in U.S. Senate Testimony

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).

Landslide Potential for ACP in Nelson County Understated

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.”

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Budget Cuts Loom for Conservation, EPA Enforcement, Clean Power Plan

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.”

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Call for DEIS to be Rescinded and Revised

The Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline should be “rescinded and revised, and that the current public comment period be extended or suspended,” so stated a motion filed March 8 with the Federal Energy Regulatory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,

Mountaintop Removal Will Be a Significant Consequence of the ACP

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.

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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.

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