ABRA Statement on Forest Service's Approval of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline

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Request for Rehearing and Motion for Stay of FERC's Decision on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline

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FERC Approves Atlantic Coast Pipeline

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ABRA Update

VA State Water Control Board Grants 401 Certification to MVP

The Virginia State Water Control Board approved on December 7 water quality certification for the Mountain Valley Pipeline.  The vote was 5-2, with members Roberta Kellam and G. Nissa Dean dissenting.  The action came late Tuesday afternoon (December 7).  On Monday,

What to Say to the State Water Control Board About the ACP

ABRA has prepared a two-page document to aid those who will be presenting comments next Monday before the Virginia State Water Control Board as it considers whether to grant certification under Section 401 of the Clean Water Act to the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. 

VA State Water Board Meetings – What to Know, What to Say

The Virginia State Water Control Board meetings scheduled over the next two weeks provide a critical opportunity for citizens to voice their opinions on why water quality certifications should not be approved for the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) and the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP). 

North Carolina to ACP: Another Whoa!

North Carolina’s Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ) has asked the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) – for the fourth time – to provide additional information before the agency can continue its consideration of whether to issue a certification for the pipeline under the requirements of Section 401 of the Clean Water Act.

Water is Life Rally Is Saturday, December 2, 1-4:30 pm in Richmond

ABRA Creates Board of Directors, Adopts Bylaws

The Allegheny-Blue Ridge Alliance has formalized the organization by the adoption of bylaws and the creation of a Board of Directors.  Earlier this year ABRA incorporated with the Commonwealth of Virginia, its stated mission being “to protect the heritage, resources and economy of the Allegheny-Blue Ridge region.”

The initial Board of Directors and elected officers are:

  • Allen Johnson (Chair),
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
Draft EIS for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline : 7 Major Issues with the Route through our National Forests
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