The Conservation Hub

ABRA’s Conservation Hub program promotes responsible resource management by providing data-focused tools that enhance a project’s transparency,
strengthen its accountability to regulatory agencies and facilitate public participation in its evaluation process.

The Fight Against the Atlantic Coast Pipeline: A Chronicle

"The Fight Against the Atlantic Coast Pipeline: A Chronicle" describes in detail significant developments associated with the opposition effort against the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, from when the project was first proposed by Dominion Energy in early 2014 until its cancellation on July 5, 2020.

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Featured Articles

  • Meet Rick Webb, ABRA’s New Executive Director

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    In the June 2nd, 2022 issue of ABRA Update we reported the difficult news that Lew Freeman was stepping down after serving as Executive Director of the Allegheny-Blue Ridge Alliance since 2014.

    Allen Johnson, Chair of the ABRA Board of Directors,

  • Northern long-eared bat should be declared endangered

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    Twenty-four conservation groups, including ABRA, have voiced strong support to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) for the agency to finalize designating the northern long-eared bat as an endangered species.  The groups’ May 23 letter to FWS, sent on their behalf by the Southern Environmental Law Center,

  • An Adieu from Lew Freeman

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    I announced two months ago that I would be stepping down as Executive Director of the Allegheny-Blue Ridge Alliance in June.  Today is my last day.

    I’ve had the privilege of helping co-found ABRA in 2014 and serving as its first Chair until assuming the role as staff head. 

  • A message from Allen Johnson, Chair, ABRA Board of Directors

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    As Chair of the Allegheny-Blue Ridge Alliance, speaking on behalf of the Board of Directors, we commend and thank Lew Freeman for his extraordinary and competent leadership. Lew developed, coordinated, and empowered diverse peoples and organizations into the collective ABRA force that was significantly instrumental in defeating the colossal Atlantic Coast Pipeline project.

  • Opportunity to comment on commercial gold mining in Virginia

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    As previously reported, the Canadian exploration company, Aston Bay, has been performing exploratory drilling for gold across central Virginia, and advertizing their finds internationally. As one of the most environmentally destructive activities undertaken by humans, modern industrial-scale gold mining saddles host communities,

  • MVP asks 4th Circuit to assign new judges to its cases

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    Mountain Valley Pipeline, LLC (MVP, LLC) has requested that the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals randomly assign judges to hear future cases involving appeals over permits for the Mountain Valley Pipeline.  In a May 16 petition filed with the Fourth Circuit,

  • New webinar series on pipelines launches June 1

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    The Virginia League of Conservation Voters launches Wednesday June 1 at 7 pm a series of webinars on resisting methane buildout in the state.  The first webinar will explore the energy and utility forces driving pipeline construction in Virginia and what can be done to protect the Commonwealth and climate.

  • Virginia Governor Younkin announces appointments to Air Board

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    Governor Younkin announced on May 13 the following appointments to the Virginia State Air Pollution Control Board:

    • James Patrick Guy II of Saxe, General Counsel, Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative
    • Jay Holloway of Richmond, Managing Partner, Climate Law &

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ABRA’s Conservation Hub program promotes responsible resource management by providing data-focused tools that enhance a project’s transparency, strengthen its accountability to regulatory agencies and facilitate public participation in its evaluation process.