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Fourth Circuit Throws Out Forest Service Approvals for the ACP

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals vacated on December 13 the U.S. Forest Service’s approval for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) to cross two national forests and the Appalachian Trail.  The Court’s 60-page opinion came on a case brought by several ABRA members and others that was argued on September 28 (see ABRA Update #200 for details). 

FERC Requested to Revoke ACP’s Certificate

In a filing late December 13, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) was asked to revoke the certificate for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline in light of the decision earlier in the day by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals to vacate the U.S.

State Water Board Votes to Reconsider MVP 401 Certificate

At its December 13 meeting, the Virginia State Water Control Board voted 4-3 to initiate the formal hearing process to consider revoking the 401 Certification of the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP). The motion was made by new Board member James Lofton in response to extensive public comment regarding the ongoing damage being done by the Mountain Valley Pipeline’s construction through Southwest Virginia.

Fish and Wildlife Approval of ACP Stayed by Fourth Circuit

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Biological Opinion and Incidental Take Statement for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) were stayed on December 7 by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.  The Court’s Order was the result of a motion filed November 30 by the Southern Environmental Law Center on behalf of Defenders of Wildlife,

Fourth Circuit is Asked to Stay ACP’s Fish and Wildlife Permit

A motion to stay the U.S. Fish and Wildlife’s (FWS) latest Biological Opinion and Incidental Take Statement for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) was filed November 30 with the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals by the Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) on behalf of its clients: Defenders of Wildlife,

Air Board Urged to Reject ACP’s Late Efforts on Compressor Station Vote

The Virginia Air Pollution Control Board has been asked to reject eleventh-hour attempt by Dominion Energy to insert new conditions and provisions into the pending air quality permit for the project’s compressor station in Buckingham County without input from the public. 

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