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

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ABRA Update

VA Water Control Board Conditionally Approves ACP

The conditional approval of a water quality certificate for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) by the Virginia State Water Control Board on Tuesday afternoon, December 12, capped a two-day meeting that varied from moment to moment between serious presentations and deliberations and utter confusion exhibited by the staff of the Department of Environmental Quality. 

MVP Certification Decision Challenged in Court

Following last week’s decision by the Virginia State Water Control Board to grant Section 401 water quality certification for the Mountain Valley Pipeline, a group of ABRA members filed suit against the Water Control Board and the Department of Environmental Quality. 

WV to Hold Hearings on Stormwater, E&S Permits for ACP

The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection has announced public hearings later next week to consider stormwater and sediment control permits for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.  The hearings will be on December 18 in Buckhannon and December 21 in Dunmore. 

Governor-Elect Northam Announces Key Appointments

Virginia Governor-Elect Ralph Northam announced December 14 his appointments for two key members of his cabinet: Secretary of Natural Resources and Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry:

Matt Strickler, Secretary of Natural Resources – Matt Strickler serves as Senior Policy Advisor to the House Committee on Natural Resources under Democratic Ranking Member Raúl Grijalva (AZ-3).

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. 

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