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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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Challenge to ACP Water Certification Is Rejected by Fourth Circuit

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals on January 14 denied an appeal for review of the water quality certificate issued for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) by the Virginia State Water Pollution Control Board under Section 401 of the federal Clean Water Act.

West Virginia Opens Comment Period for Changes to Stream Crossing Rules

Modifications to the West Virginia regulations covering stream crossings for pipelines and similar projects have been proposed by the state’s Department of Environmental Protection.  The modifications address the issue of the state’s existing requirement governing the timeframe within which stream crossing must be completed within 72 hours. 

FERC Approves ACP Stabilization Measures

A plan for stabilization measures on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline route during cessation of construction activity on the project was approved January 10 by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.  The plan had been submitted to the agency in the wake of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals December 7 decision to stay the U.S.

ACP Compressor Station Permit Granted by Virginia State Air Board

The proposed compressor station for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, planned for the Union Hill community in Buckingham County, VA received a needed air permit on January 8 from the Virginia Air Pollution Control Board. The Board’s 4-0 vote came after it had,

Second Augusta County CSI Workshop Set for January 14 in Deerfield

ABRA will conduct a workshop for prospective volunteers as part of its Compliance Surveillance Initiative (CSI) program on Monday, January 14, 10 am to 2 pm., at the Deerfield Community Center, 64 Marble Valley Rd, Deerfield, VA. For details and registrations,

Air Board Comments Due January 4, Permit Vote Scheduled for January 8

Comments to the Virginia Air Pollution Control Board on the proposed ACP compressor
station in Buckingham County, VA are due Friday, January 4 by 11:59 pm (emailed comments
are accepted). The Board is scheduled to vote on the permit at a meeting in Richmond next

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