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The past seven days in the life of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) project have been as consequential as any week since the project was first proposed four years ago. Below is a rundown of relevant events. Please note: at the end of this article is an action alert.
The special 30-day comment period authorized by the Virginia State Water Control Board to receive public input on input on the adequacy of the U.S. Corps of Engineers Nationwide Permit 12 in protecting streams and wetlands crossed by the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and the Mountain Valley Pipeline ends on May 30.
A coalition of 14 conservation organizations, 12 of them members of ABRA, have requested that the Virginia State Water Control Board stay the effective date of the Section 401 Water Quality Certification for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP), approved on December 12 by the Board.
Strong support for the recent denial by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to extend tree felling for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline was voiced this week by the Virginia Society of Ornithology (VSO). In a May 8 letter to FERC,
A water monitoring training session – organized by Appalachian Voices in partnership with Trout Unlimited and the West Virginia Rivers Coalition – will be held this coming Saturday, May 12, from 10 am to 4 pm at the Union Grove Baptist Church,
ABRA conducted a tour for representatives of the media on April 27 of sites along the route of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline in Highland and Bath Counties, Virginia. Left, above, CSI Committee Chair Rick Webb (r) discusses with Mike Soraghan of E&E News how and where the ACP would cross the Jackson River in northern Bath County.
Local & ACP
- – The Washington Post – 5/16/18
Regional & MVP
- – The Roanoke Times – 5/16/18
- – Natural Gas Intelligence – 5/15/18
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.