In danger: Cowpasture River, Bath County
Announcing Conservation Hub: A new ABRA program.
ABRA’s Conservation Hub program promotes responsible resource management by providing data-focused tools that enhance a project’s transparency,
strengthen its accountability to regulatory agencies and facilitate public participation in its evaluation process.
ATLANTIC COAST PIPELINE CANCELED!
After six years and many legal and regulatory delays, Dominion and Duke finally abandon 600-mile money pit.
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Virginia’s two U.S. Senators, Tim Kaine and Mark Warner, have written Richard Glick, Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), to express concerns they have heard from constituents about confusion on recent filings with the agency by Mountain Valley Pipeline,
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has signed into law a bill that would direct a study of gold mining in the Commonwealth. The issue arose last year when ABRA member Friends of Buckingham became aware that a Canadian mining company was considering the establishment of an open pit mine in Buckingham County to access a gold seam that extends all the way to Northern Virginia.
The White House announced March 29 the membership of the new Council on Environmental Quality’s Environmental Justice Advisory Council. Among the 26 appointees is Tom Corman, Executive Director of Appalachian Voices, an ABRA member. The Council will provide advice and recommendations to the Chair of the Council on Environmental Quality and the White House Environmental Justice Interagency Council on how to address current and historic environmental injustices.
The public comment period on the proposed plan for the restoration of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) route, which was formally announced by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in a March 8 Federal Register notice and preliminary discussed in the March 4 ABRA Update,
Comments are due to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission by March 22 on the February 19 request by Mountain Valley Pipeline, LLC to amend its certificate from the agency to change the crossing method for certain wetlands and water bodies.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued on March 16 a notice of scoping and request for public comments regarding environmental issues associated with the pending application (referenced in the above article) to change the method of stream crossings for the Mountain Valley Pipeline.
Local & ACP
- – Daily News-Herald – 3/26/21
Regional & MVP
- – The Roanoke Times – 3/29/21
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.