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Press Release: ABRA Announces Compliance Surveillance Initiative (Pipeline CSI)
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ABRA has begun an extensive outreach effort to establish working relationships with the government agencies that have responsibilities for inspecting and enforcing regulations governing the construction of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. A critical component of the Pipeline Compliance Surveillance Initiative (CSI),
The first incident of a suspected compliance violation has been reported and is being brought to the attention of the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. The occurrence is an apparent unauthorized access road and equipment staging area for construction.
The success of the Pipeline Compliance Surveillance Initiative (CSI) depends upon volunteer citizen activists stepping forward to participate in the all-important work of observation and reporting. This was the subject of an email sent Tuesday to the ABRA mailing list.
The photo above, recently brought to ABRA’s attention, depicts a pipeline materials storage yard in northern West Virginia. Not sure if it’s for the ACP or MVP.
A near overflow crowd of 150 people gathered at the Staunton, VA Holiday Inn on March 3 to hear details about ABRA’s new Pipeline Compliance Initiative (CSI). The program is designed to support citizen efforts to ensure strict application of environmental laws and regulations in the construction and operation of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP).
The Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) and Appalachian Mountain Advocates (Appalmad), on behalf of their client conservation and environmental groups, asked the Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals to halt construction by Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) developers until it decides whether the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) permit is valid.
Local & ACP
- – NBC29 News – 3/13/18
Regional & MVP
- – The Washington Post – 3/12/18
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.