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Water Control Board Meeting Details Released

The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality has released this week an agenda and background materials for the meetings next month of the State Water Control Board to consider approving water quality certificates, under Sec. 401 of the federal Clean Water Act, 

Eminent Domain Law Suits on MVP Hit a Bump

A federal judge has slowed efforts by the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) to fast-track one of the lawsuits against hundreds of landowners to use eminent domain to gain easements necessary for the project to be built.  U.S. District Judge John T.

Requests Filed for FERC to Rehear Permit Decisions on ACP and MVP

Several requests for rehearing of the decision to approve the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and the Mountain Valley Pipeline were made to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on Monday, November 13.  ABRA Update readers were advised of the ACP filing in a special mailing on Monday. 

Turnout Was the Story of the 2017 Virginia Elections

There are many story lines in the analysis of Virginia’s 2017 election results, but turnout is clearly the most prominent explanation for the results.  Statewide, voter turnout was up 16% since the last gubernatorial election in 2013.  During that same 4-year period,

Forest Service Clears the Way for ACP

A response to objections raised to the U.S. Forest Service’s (USFS)) Draft Record of Decision (ROD) about whether the proposed amendments to the Forest Plans of the Monongahela and George Washington National Forests to accommodate the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) has been issued by the agency. 

Endangered Species Impacts from ACP Deemed Not a Problem

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has completed its review of the potential impact on certain endangered species by the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) and concluded that the project “is not likely to jeopardize the continued existence” of any of the species. 

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