PIPELINE CSI: Compliance Surveillance Initiative

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


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Outreach to Regulatory Agencies on CSI Begins

ABRA has begun an extensive outreach effort to establish working relationships with the government agencies that have responsibilities for inspecting and enforcing regulations governing the construction of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.  A critical component of the Pipeline Compliance Surveillance Initiative (CSI),

First CSI Incident Report is Made

The first incident of a suspected compliance violation has been reported and is being brought to the attention of the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.  The occurrence is an apparent unauthorized access road and equipment staging area for construction. 

CSI Volunteers Are Needed

The success of the Pipeline Compliance Surveillance Initiative (CSI) depends upon volunteer citizen activists stepping forward to participate in the all-important work of observation and reporting.  This was the subject of an email sent Tuesday to the ABRA mailing list. 

A Pipeline Storage Yard in West Virginia

The photo above, recently brought to ABRA’s attention, depicts a pipeline materials storage yard in northern West Virginia.  Not sure if it’s for the ACP or MVP.

Pipeline CSI Program Is Launched!


A near overflow crowd of 150 people gathered at the Staunton, VA Holiday Inn on March 3 to hear details about ABRA’s new Pipeline Compliance Initiative (CSI).  The program is designed to support citizen efforts to ensure strict application of environmental laws and regulations in the construction and operation of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP).

Lawsuit Filed to Halt Construction of the ACP

The Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) and Appalachian Mountain Advocates (Appalmad), on behalf of their client conservation and environmental groups, asked the Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals to halt construction by Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) developers until it decides whether the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) permit is valid. 

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