FERC Releases Final Environmental Impact Statement for Mountain Valley Pipeline

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Pipeline Updates

FERC Is Asked to Conduct Hearing on Justifying the ACP

The Southern Environmental Law Center, on behalf of several ABRA member organizations, filed on June 21 a motion asking that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) hold a hearing on the legitimacy of Dominion and Duke Energy’s natural gas demand claims as a basis for building the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.

Pipelines and Water Webinar Scheduled for Wednesday, June 28

A special webinar on Pipelines and Water will be conducted by Appalachian Voices next Wednesday, June 28, from 12:30 to 2 pm.  The session will cover state-level water quality certification under the Clean Water Act § 401 and how to engage in the 401-process for the interstate Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast pipeline projects.

Follow-up Questions Asked of DEQ’s Paylor

The June 6 visit of David Paylor, Director of the Virginia Department of Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), to a portion of the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline route in Highland and Bath County has been followed up with a series of questions. 

Pipeline Calendars: Who’s on First? What’s on Second?

Tomorrow, June 23, is the date on which the final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) is to be released.  That date, if it holds, will be followed by several other target dates over the next several months when key decisions,

New Utility Energy Efficiency Scorecard Out: Dominion at the Bottom

Dominion ranks next to last in energy efficiency in a new study of the 51 largest U.S. electric utilities.   The study, released June 13 by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), is the first in-depth study of its kind. 

Virginia DEQ Sets Forth 401 Review Criteria for ACP and MVP

The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality has created a new webpage that describes how the agency is proceeding in its evaluation of the water quality certification applications for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and the Mountain Valley Pipeline under Section 401 of the federal Clean Water Act.

Pipelines in the News

Local & ACP

Feds need a summer mountain day

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  • – The Recorder – 6/22/17

Regional & MVP

Pipeline Fighters Take a Stand in Virginia Vote

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  • – Morning Consult – 6/22/17

Big Picture

Rick Perry just denied that humans are the main cause of climate change

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  • – The Washington Post – 6/19/17

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