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Court Vacates Key Permits for ACP

A key permit for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) was vacated on August 6 by the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit in a unanimous decision (3-0).  The Court declared that the National Park Service’s (NPS) permit authorizing the ACP to cross under the Blue Ridge Parkway (BRP) and Appalachian National Trail (ANT) was arrived at with improper justification and should be deemed invalid. 

State Water Control Board to Meet August 21

The Virginia State Water Control Board’s (SWCB) next regular meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, August 21, beginning at 9:30 am, at the Pocahontas Building, First Floor House Committee Room, 900 East Main Street, Richmond, VA 23219.  The tentative meeting agenda includes the following items at the end of the meeting:

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Comment Period for Virginia Compressor Station Opens

A five-week comment period on a draft permit for air emissions from the proposed ACP compressor station in Buckingham has been announced.  The comment period opened August 8 and will close on September 11.  Further details, including a link to the draft permit,

Citizen Surveillance Uncovers First ACP Violation

The first Notice of Violation (NOV) for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) has been issued by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). The incident resulted from citizen observers reporting sediment escaping from an ACP construction site in Upshur County,

Court of Appeals Vacates Forest Service Approval of MVP

U.S. Forest Service’s (NFS) decision to permit the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) to cross the Jefferson National Forest was vacated on July 27 by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit in a strongly worded rebuke of the agency’s process in approving a permit for the project. 

ABRA/CSI Pipeline Air Force Reveals Environmental Threats of ACP

A new report issued July 29 by the Dominion Pipeline Monitoring Coalition (DPMC) highlights the threat to water resources posed by the construction of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. Based on aerial photos taken by of ACP construction locations in West Virginia by the Pipeline Air Force,

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