In danger: Cowpasture River, Bath County
Announcing Conservation Hub: A new ABRA program.
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.
ATLANTIC COAST PIPELINE CANCELED!
After six years and many legal and regulatory delays, Dominion and Duke finally abandon 600-mile money pit.
PIPELINE CSI: Compliance Surveillance Initiative
Continuing To Protect Our Region From Harm
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In August ABRA launched its new Conservation Hub, a program designed to enhance the capabilities of environmental, conservation and citizen groups to better assess the impacts of projects in the greater Allegheny-Blue Ridge region and to help assure that the overall environmental integrity of the region is maintained.
With the July 5 cancellation of the Atlantic Coat Pipeline (ACP), ABRA is focusing on several other initiatives, in addition to the new Conservation Hub program.
- ABRA’s work on the ACP will continue over the next year and beyond to assure that there is a responsible and thorough restoration of the land disturbance that occurred along the route,
A Canadian mining company, Aston Bay Holdings, has been exploring Buckingham County, VA for the establishment of a large, open-pit gold mining operation. Though the company began drilling exploratory holes in 2016, plans for the mine did not come to light until quite recently.
It has been almost 10 weeks since the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) received comments from the public on the request by Atlantic Coast Pipeline, LLC (ACP, LLC) for: 1) a one-year extension of its certificate (which expires October 13,
A group of five conservation organizations have petitioned the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals to review the new Nationwide Permit 12 (NWP12) for the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) that was issued September 25 by the U.S. Corps of Engineers. The NWP12 permit is required to permit the project to cross streams and rivers.
Local & ACP
- – Virginia Department of Environmental Quality – 10/16/20
Regional & MVP
- – The Farmville Herald – 10/21/20
- – The New York Times – 10/15/20
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.