In danger: Cowpasture River, Bath County
Read the Fourth Circuit opinion on the Forest Service case (12/13/2018).
Read SELC's request to FERC to revoke the ACP's certification (12/13/2018).
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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,
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,
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,
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.”
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).
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.
Local & ACP
- – Virginia Mercury – 3/20/19
Regional & MVP
- – Virginia Mercury – 3/18/19
- – Medium – 2/20/19
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.