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ABRA Update

ABRA Update

Air Board Again Delays a Vote on Compressor Station

The Virginia State Air Pollution Control Board voted December 19 to delay its vote on a permit for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline’s proposed compressor station in Buckingham County until after a new public comment period.  The basis of the delay was to permit the public to provide input on new information about the project that had become available since the earlier public comment period ended in September.

ABRA Board of Directors Elects Officers, New Member for 2019

Allen Johnson of the Eight-Rivers Council in Pocahontas County, WV, has been re-elected as Chair of the Board of Directors of the Allegheny-Blue Ridge Alliance (ABRA) for 2019.  Other officers re-elected at the Board’s end-of-the-year meeting on December 14 were: Kate Boyle,

No Response Yet from FERC on Stop Work Order Request

A request to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to issue a stop work order for the entirety of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) project has yet to receive a response from the agency, as of mid-day December 21.  The agency was asked December 13 to revoke the certificate for the ACP by the Southern Environmental Law Center in light of the decision that day by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals to vacate the U.S.

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.

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