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Status of Court Challenges to the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (3/8/2020)

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ABRA Unveils New Pipeline Mapping Systems

Two new online mapping systems have been created by ABRA to assist allies who are fighting the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and other pipeline projects in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia and in North Carolina.  Both systems are based on geographic information system (GIS) technology,

Clarification Sought from Virginia DEQ on Storage Yard Requirements

ABRA has asked the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) for clarification in how the agency reviews land-disturbing activities associated with a pipeline project, such as the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP), but which are removed from the actual route of the project,

Webinar Planned for April 9 on COVID-19 and the Gas Power Industry

A webinar co-hosted by Reuters Events and Petrochemical Update will be held Thursday, April 9 at 10 am (EDT) to explore the impact the short and long-term impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the gas power industry. 

SELC Urges FERC To Uphold Tree Clearing Requirements for ACP

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has been urged to reject any request the agency might receive from Atlantic Coast Pipeline, LLC to bypass tree clearing restrictions under provisions of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA).  In a March 27 letter,

VA. WV Announce Environmental Enforcement Policies During Pandemic

The recently announced U.S. EPA policy on enforcement discretion during the COVID-19 pandemic has prompted the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to issue clarifying guidance.

The DEQ statement,

New Report Highlights Threat of Pipeline Construction to Water Quality

A new report on turbidity in streams and rivers underscores how increased sediment loads will adversely affect aquatic life as well as drinking water quality.

Numeric Turbidity Water Quality Standards: A Tool to Protect Aquatic Life was released this week by the West Virginia Rivers Coalition and Trout Unlimited. 

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