In danger: Cowpasture River, Bath County
Status of Court Challenges to the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (10/23/2019)
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Construction of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) was suspended last December due to the vacating of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biological opinion and taking statement for the project. There are other permits for the ACP that have either been invalidated by court decisions or are being challenged.
Initial analysis of the November 5 state legislative election results in Virginia suggest that the General Assembly that takes office in January will be more favorable to conservation-minded issues. A good number of the newly elected members are on record as being against the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and favorable to conservation positions taken by many of ABRA’s members.
The Government of the United Kingdom last week announced it was ending support for the use of hydraulic fracturing technology to extract oil and gas from shale deposits. The decision was based on a new report by the UK Oil and Gas Authority,
The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals heard on October 29 arguments in the case challenging the permit issued by the Virginia State Air Pollution Control Board for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) compressor station proposed for Buckingham County, VA. The case,
Friends of Nelson, a founding member of ABRA, was given the Community Stalwart Award by the Property Rights and Pipeline Center (PRPC), a national coalition supporting the fight to prevent the use of eminent domain for siting of oil and gas infrastructure.
ABRA conducted an in depth briefing and tour of sites along the Atlantic Coast Pipeline route for Board members of the West Virginia Highlands Conservancy (WVHC). The October 19 tour occurred in western Pocahontas County and adjoining Randolph County, West Virginia.
Local & ACP
- – NBC29 News – 11/4/19
- – Pittsburgh Business Times – 11/5/19
- – The Washington Post – 11/5/19
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.