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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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.
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,
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,
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.
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.
Local & ACP
- – The Grey Area – 5/16/19
Regional & MVP
- – The Roanoke Times – 5/14/19
- – Pacific Standard – 5/16/19
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.