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Comments to the Virginia State Water Control Board on the Army Corps of Engineers NWP 12

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13,000 Comment on Adequacy of the NWP 12 Program for the ACP & MVP

The request of the Virginia State Water Control Board for input from the public on the sufficiency of the U.S. Army Corps NWP 12 permit program for stream crossings of the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) and the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) produced an outpouring of comments. 

FERC Rejects Rehearing Request for MVP

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on June 15 turned down pending petitions to rehear the October 13 agency decision to approve construction of the Mountain Valley Pipeline.  The vote was 3-2, with Commissioners LaFleur and Glick dissenting.  A copy of the 172-page opinion,

Upcoming Events

June 24, 1-2 pm – Circle of Protection: interfaith prayer vigil to protect Buckingham’s air, water and right to own land.  Union Hill Baptist Church, 1496 Union Hill Rd., Buckingham, VA.  More info at https://facebook.com/events/325505834642906/.

FERC Is Asked to Stop ACP Construction

A motion was filed June 11 with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) requesting that the agency immediately revoke its May 11 authorization for construction to proceed in West Virginia for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.  The action, filed by the Southern Environmental Law Center on behalf of Defenders of Wildlife,

Reminder: Stream Crossing Comments Are Due This Friday

Friday, June 15 is the deadline for submitting comments on the adequacy of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers NWP 12 program for stream crossings of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and the Mountain Valley Pipeline.  Written comments may be submitted via hand-delivery to DEQ,

CSI Seeks Team Leaders, Plans Training Workshops

ABRA is assembling teams of incident investigators who can assist ABRA staff in checking out incidents of possible pipeline violations that are reported by volunteers into the Pipeline Compliance Surveillance Initiative (CSI).  Persons interested in becoming part of such teams in Virginia or West Virginia are asked to contact Lew Freeman at

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