In danger: Cowpasture River, Bath County
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FERC Lifts Stop-Work Order. ACP Construction May Resume.
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A motion to stay the U.S. Fish and Wildlife’s (FWS) latest Biological Opinion and Incidental Take Statement for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) was filed November 30 with the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals by the Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) on behalf of its clients: Defenders of Wildlife,
The Virginia Air Pollution Control Board has been asked to reject eleventh-hour attempt by Dominion Energy to insert new conditions and provisions into the pending air quality permit for the project’s compressor station in Buckingham County without input from the public.
Bernard McNamee, Executive Director of the Office of Policy for the U.S. Department of Energy, was confirmed December 6 to be a member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). His approval came on a 50-49 vote, with all Democrats voting against the nomination.
The Nelson County Board of Zoning Appeals denied on December 3, by a 3-2 vote, four of Dominion Energy’s applications for the variances to the County’s flood plain ordinance needed to construct the Atlantic Coast Pipeline across flood plains in Nelson.
The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) announced December 3 that it is establishing an ad hoc work group of stakeholders to develop a framework for limiting methane leakage from natural gas infrastructure. The group will support DEQ in its collection and evaluation of data to inform the regulation development process.
The last issue of ABRA Update (November 15) reported on Virginia Governor Northam’s plans to replace two members of the State Air Pollution Control Board in advance of a crucial Board vote on a permit for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline compressor station in Buckingham County.
Local & ACP
- – Virginia Mercury – 12/5/18
Regional & MVP
- – KVPI 6 News – 12/3/18
- – The New York Times – 12/5/18
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.