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Federal Court Decision to Halt ACP Highlights a Roller Coaster Week

The past seven days in the life of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) project have been as consequential as any week since the project was first proposed four years ago.  Below is a rundown of relevant events.  Please note: at the end of this article is an action alert.

May 30 Deadline for Comments on NWP 12 Review Approaches

The special 30-day comment period authorized by the Virginia State Water Control Board to receive public input on input on the adequacy of the U.S. Corps of Engineers Nationwide Permit 12 in protecting streams and wetlands crossed by the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and the Mountain Valley Pipeline ends on May 30. 

Stay Requested for Virginia 401 Certification

A coalition of 14 conservation organizations, 12 of them members of ABRA, have requested that the Virginia State Water Control Board stay the effective date of the Section 401 Water Quality Certification for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP), approved on December 12 by the Board. 

Virginia Ornithology Group Urges FERC to Hold Firm on Tree Felling Deadline

Strong support for the recent denial by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to extend tree felling for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline was voiced this week by the Virginia Society of Ornithology (VSO).  In a May 8 letter to FERC,

Reminder: Water Monitor Training Session Buckingham on May 12

A water monitoring training session – organized by Appalachian Voices in partnership with Trout Unlimited and the West Virginia Rivers Coalition – will be held this coming Saturday, May 12, from 10 am to 4 pm at the Union Grove Baptist Church,

ABRA Conducts Tour of ACP Route for Media Representatives


ABRA conducted a tour for representatives of the media on April 27 of sites along the route of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline in Highland and Bath Counties, Virginia.  Left, above, CSI Committee Chair Rick Webb (r) discusses with Mike Soraghan of E&E News how and where the ACP would cross the Jackson River in northern Bath County. 

Story Maps

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.

Shenandoah Mountain Scenic Area
Proposed Shenandoah Mountain National Scenic Area and the ACP
Issues Uncovered in the DEIS
Draft EIS for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline : 7 Major Issues with the Route through our National Forests
Drilling the Blue Ridge
Drilling through the Blue Ridge Mountains for the ACP: A High Risk Proposal
NE Nat Gas Capacity
Atlantic Coast Pipeline: A Question of Need
Potential 500-feet Utility Corridor
ACP and Our National Forests
ACP Access Roads: Undisclosed Impacts
Ground Truth about ACP Access Roads
Access Roads and Well Pads in Gasland
Forest Fragmentation and the ACP
Threatened Conservation Easements
Dominion's Pipeline Threatens Protected Private Land
Kate's Mountain Clover
Unique Shale Barrens Threatened by the ACP