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FERC Announces Review Schedule for Proposed MVP Extension

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has announced its schedule for issuing a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Southgate Project, a proposed extension of the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) into North Carolina.  Specifically, the proposal is a 73-mile natural gas pipeline connecting with the MVP in Pittsylvania County,

ABRA Pipeline Air Force To Hold Drone Meet-up

On Saturday, March 30th, the Pipeline Air Force, a component of ABRA’s Compliance Surveillance Initiative (CSI) program, will hold a UAV (drone) meet-up.  The meeting will afford participants to share skills, knowledge, experience, and ideas regarding UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) technology all day from 10am-4pm in the Rockfish Valley Community Center,

Who’s on First? – A Round-up of Legal Challenges to the ACP

The lawsuit challenging the FERC certificate for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) has finally been scheduled for briefs to be filed by April 5.  The suit, which was filed August 16 with the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals but was re-assigned to the DC Circuit Court of Appeals,

West Virginia House of Delegates Condemns Those Opposing the ACP

The lead article in the March 7 ABRA Update reported that the Rules Committee of the West Virginia House of Delegates had approved a resolution (House Resolution 11) condemning “assaults on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and other urgently needed energy infrastructure projects.” 

Resolution Condemning ACP Foes Progresses in WV House of Delegates

A resolution condemning the “assaults on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline” (ACP) from citizen groups was approved by the Rules Committee of the West Virginia House of Delegates on March 6.  The proposal was tentatively scheduled for a floor vote before all 100 members of the House of Delegates on March 7 (at this writing had not been taken up). 

Investment Community Beginning to Question Viability of ACP and MVP

Over the past week over 100 news articles regarding increasing questions in the financial community about the viability of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP), as well as the Mountain Valley Pipeline, have come to ABRA’s attention.  Typical of the comments was one from an analyst writing in Forbes on March 7: “Investors can no longer be entirely sanguine about the possibility that one or both of these projects could be abandoned.”

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported on March 4 that Moody’s Investor Service had rated the ACP “credit negative” because of mounting costs and uncertainty over the project in the wake of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision not to review a December decision to vacate the U.S.

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