FERC Releases Final Environmental Impact Statement for Atlantic Pipeline

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ABRA Update

Final EIS Due to be Released by FERC on Friday

The Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) is expected to be released first thing Friday morning, July 21 by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).  A Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) was released December 30 and was the subject of extensive comments and public hearings.

Virginia DEQ Posts Info on Erosion & Stormwater Plans for ACP and MVP

Plans for erosion and sediment control, as well as for stormwater management, for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and the Mountain Valley Pipeline were made available this week on the website of the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).  The posting on the DEQ website states:

Virginia state law and regulations establish that land disturbance associated with pipeline construction activities must meet Erosion and Sediment Control (ESC) and Stormwater Management (SWM) requirements to protect surface water quality during and after construction completion. 

New FERC Chairman Named by President Trump

Kevin J. McIntrye, an energy attorney in Washington, has been named as the new Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).  The June 13 White House announcement states:

Kevin J. McIntyre of Virginia to be a Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission,

VA Supreme Court Hands Down Two Decisions on State Surveying Law

The Virginia Supreme Court ruled on July 13 in two cases that challenged the right of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, LLC (ACP, LLC) to survey their property under the provisions of Section 56-49.01. That statute provides that:

Any firm,

The Next 98 Days

If the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) decision-making process were a horse race, we might be about to enter the home stretch.  Between now and mid-October, several documents are to be released and actions are expected to be taken that will have a major impact on the future of the ACP. 

Comments at July 19 VA Water Board Hearing to Be Limited

The July 19 regular meeting of the Virginia Water Control Board will include a public forum comment period, as is usual for such meetings, but it will not be permitted for people to address the Board on the substance of the proposed draft decision documents for certifying the Atlantic Coast (ACP) and Mountain Valley Pipelines (MVP). 

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
Draft EIS for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline : 7 Major Issues with the Route through our National Forests
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