PIPELINE CSI: Compliance Surveillance Initiative

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Press Release: Lawsuit against FERC Approval of Atlantic Coast Pipeine


Press Release: ABRA Announces Compliance Surveillance Initiative (Pipeline CSI)


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We Told You So!”

The photos above were taken on Monday, April 16, in the Valley Center area of Highland County, VA, following a night of heavy rainfall.  The location is where the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) would cross Back Creek Valley. 

Opening Brief Filed in Challenge to VA 401 Certification

An opening brief was filed on Tuesday, April 17, in the lawsuit that several ABRA member organizations have filed challenging the December 12 decision of the Virginia State Water Control Board to conditionally approve issuing a water quality certificate (under Section 401 of the Clean Water Act) for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. 

Drone Training Session Set for April 28

ABRA and Friends of Nelson will be conducting an aerial monitoring training program on Saturday, April 28, from 12 noon to 4 pm at the Rockfish Valley Community Center, located south of Afton, VA.  The program, part of ABRA’s Compliance Surveillance Initiative (CSI),

Banks participating in the credit facility for Atlantic Coast Pipeline LLC.

This information is courtesy of Oil Change International. For further information, see the article below in In the News.

Virginia Agrees to Comment Period on ACP Stream Crossings

The adequacy of stream crossing plans in Virginia for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline will be the subject of a new 30-day public comment period, in accordance with a vote on April 12 by the State Water Control Board.  Official language on the Board’s action is not yet available,

West Virginia DEP Launches Special Pipeline Website

The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) has launched an easy to use website designed to help citizens learn more about five major proposed or under construction natural gas pipelines. The five pipelines that are the focus of the webpage are the Atlantic Coast Pipeline,

Pipelines in the News

Local & ACP

Bank of America Leads Finance for Atlantic Coast Pipeline


  • – Oil Change International – 4/18/18

Regional & MVP

MVP Protest Delaying Construction


  • – WVTF – 4/19/18

Big Picture

As FERC Review of NatGas Pipeline Policy Nears, House Lawmakers Divided Over Priorities


  • – Natural Gas Intelligence – 4/18/18
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