In danger: Cowpasture River, Bath County
Announcing Conservation Hub: A new ABRA program.
ABRA’s Conservation Hub program promotes responsible resource management by providing data-focused tools that enhance a project’s transparency,
strengthen its accountability to regulatory agencies and facilitate public participation in its evaluation process.
ATLANTIC COAST PIPELINE CANCELED!
After six years and many legal and regulatory delays, Dominion and Duke finally abandon 600-mile money pit.
PIPELINE CSI: Compliance Surveillance Initiative
Continuing To Protect Our Region From Harm
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A long-awaited restoration plan for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) to address land and forests that were disrupted by the project before it was cancelled in July was filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on January 4. The filing was in response to a formal request by FERC on October 27.
A proposed gold mining operation in Buckingham County, VA, first reported in the October 8 issue of ABRA Update, will be the subject of continued deliberation next week. The Buckingham County Board of Supervisors and Planning Commission will conduct a joint hearing on Monday,
The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality has denied water quality certification under the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nationwide Permit 12 Permit program (NWP12) for any natural gas pipeline “greater than 36 inches inside diameter.” The judgment was part of a December 21 letter from DEQ to the Army Corps’ Norfolk District Office that was released January 4.
Those two words best summarize the 2020 accomplishments of the Allegheny-Blue Ridge Alliance. Our coalition’s 6+ year effort to stop the Atlantic Coast Pipeline was an achievement for which the dozens of member organizations and thousands of volunteers working within the ABRA umbrella can proudly claim credit.
The November 19 “Presidents Update” blog by the President and CEO of the Hampton Roads Chamber Commerce, Bryan Stephens, celebrates the “recent common-sense ruling from the Supreme Court of the United States” in permitting the Atlantic Coast Pipeline to cross underneath the Appalachian Trail.
The restoration plans for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, requested on October 27 by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and due by December 26, are still – as of this writing – somewhere in the works. Plans for what to do about the unfinished Supply Header Project,
Local & ACP
Regional & MVP
- – The Roanoke Times – 1/5/20
- – The New York Times – 1/7/21
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.