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52 Groups Oppose Congress Acting on App Trail & BR Parkway Crossings

Fifty-Two organizations, representing thousands of individual members in Virginia, wrote to the Virginia congressional delegation on May 16 urging them to oppose “possible federal legislation that would allow the highly controversial Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) to be built across the Appalachian Trail and Blue Ridge Parkway.”  The groups’ letter noted that “Dominion Energy is pressuring some members of Congress to consider legislation that could make it easier to build the ACP along the developers’ preferred route.

Tech Firms Call on Dominion for More Renewables, Less Gas

Ten major data industry companies, including Microsoft, Apple, and Adobe, have written Dominion Energy imploring the company to base its future electricity generation on renewables and to diminish its planned reliance on natural gas.  The companies’ May 8 letter stated:

Given the significance of our growing and energy-intensive industry in relation to total energy demand in Virginia,

Legislation Introduced to Boost Public Participation in FERC Processes

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced legislation on May 15 to create an Office of Public Participation and Consumer Advocacy at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). The Public Engagement at FERC Act, S. 1477, will assist residential and small commercial energy consumers in participating in FERC proceedings,

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Fourth Circuit Panel Hears Arguments on Challenge to ACP Permit

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Richmond, VA on May 9 heard arguments challenging the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (FWS) biological opinion and incidental take statement for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) that led to work stopping on the project. 

New Study Calls Fossil Fuel Infrastructure Boom “Risky”

Pipeline Bubble, a study released April 24 by the Global Energy Monitor, likens the expansion in fossil infrastructure in the United States and beyond to the “heady optimism and over-expansion” that characterized the coal industry just a few years ago. 

Pipelines in the News

Pipelines in the News

Local & ACP

Virginia Senators Urged to Protect Appalachian Trail

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  • – The Grey Area – 5/16/19

Regional & MVP

Mountain Valley agrees to pay $266,000 for pollution problems in W.Va.

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  • – The Roanoke Times – 5/14/19

Big Picture

How Utilities Stall Progress On Alternative Energy

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  • – Pacific Standard – 5/16/19
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