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Virginia State Air Board Defers Vote on Permit for ACP

The Virginia State Air Pollution Control Board deferred until its December 10 meeting a decision on a needed air permit for the proposed compressor station in Buckingham County for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. The vote was 6-0.

Federal Court Halts ACP Stream Crossings in West Virginia

The Fourth Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals on November 7 issued a stay on the ability of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP)to cross streams in West Virginia.  The Court’s order was issued in connection with a legal challenge to the U.S.

ABRA-CSI Seeks Help with Aerial Photo Review

ABRA’s Pipeline Compliance Surveillance (CSI) program is seeking assistance from knowledgeable individuals who can participate as CSI Aerial Photo Reviewers. Although we especially seek the help of professionals with erosion and sediment control, stormwater management, and other water-resource backgrounds, the involvement of others is welcomed and encouraged. 

Augusta County Rejects an ACP Storage Yard Proposal. Again!

A proposed pipeline storage yard for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) has been denied a special-use permit by the Augusta County Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA).  On a 4-1 vote, the Board turned down a proposal for the facility to be built just south of West Augusta,

Decision on ACP Virginia Compressor Station Due November 9

The final required permit for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline will be decided upon by the Virginia Air Pollution Control Board when it meets November 8 and 9 to consider a proposed air permit for the project’s proposed compressor station in Buckingham County,

Objections Raised with FERC to ACP Construction Beginning in Virginia

An October 19 request by Dominion Energy Transmission, Inc. to commence construction of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline for certain portions of the project’s route in Virginia has met with strong objection from the Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC).   SELC’s October 26 letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission stated:

In light of the Fourth Circuit’s stay of the Forest Service right of way,

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