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Status of Court Challenges to the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (9/12/2019)

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Virginia Governor Calls for Electricity to Be 100% from Renewables by 2050

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam issued an Executive Order this week establishing a statewide energy production goal for 30% of the state’s electric system to be powered by renewables by 2030, and 100% of the system resources to come from renewables by 2050. 

Who is ABRA? Highlanders for Responsible Development

This is the second in a series of profiles of member groups of the Allegheny-Blue Ridge Alliance.

Highlanders for Responsible Development

Highlanders for Responsible Development (HRD) is a citizens’ group that promotes stewardship of the unspoiled landscape, natural resources and exceptional quality of life of the Allegheny Highlands.

Don’t Miss: Hands Across The Appalachian Trail

New Studies Conclude Role of Natural Gas As a “Bridge Fuel” Is Over

Two new reports released by the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) conclude that “the role of natural gas as a ‘bridge fuel’ is behind us.”  In announcing the reports, RMI states:

The past decade has seen a dramatic reduction in the costs of wind,

Who is ABRA? Cowpasture River Preservation Association

This is the first in a series of profiles of member groups of the Allegheny-Blue Ridge Alliance.

Cowpasture River Preservation Association

The Cowpasture River flows through some of western Virginia’s most scenic, rural landscape.  Beginning in Highland County,

World-Wide Climate Strike Events Scheduled for September 20

On September 20, three days before the UN Climate Summit in NYC, young people and adults will strike across the US and world to demand transformative action be taken to address the climate crisis. Scheduled events on the 20th  in the greater Allegheny-Blue Ridge region include:

  • Charlottesville –
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