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Status of Court Challenges to the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (1/16/2020)

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State AGs File Briefs Backing 4th Circuit on Forest Service Permit Case

The Atlantic Coast Pipeline “threatens Virginia’s resources without clear corresponding benefits,” so stated a brief filed January 22 with the U.S. Supreme Court by Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring.  The amicus brief was filed as part of the appeal brought by Atlantic Coast Pipeline,

FERC Is Asked to Halt ACP Construction

A new request to halt construction of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) was made to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in a January 14 filing by the Southern Environmental Law Center, Appalachian Mountain Advocates and Chesapeake Bay Foundation on behalf of their respective client groups.

ABRA Members File Brief with DC Circuit on FERC Tolling Order Policy

Several ABRA members were among organizations jointly filing an amicus brief last week in a case before the DC Circuit Court of Appeals challenging the practice of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to forestall judicial review of its orders,

New Brief Filed with Supreme Court in Cowpasture Case

The Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) and the Sierra Club Environmental Law Program filed on January 15 a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in response to the briefs filed in December by the U.S. Forest Service and the Atlantic Coast Pipeline,

Resolution Would Invite VA Counties, Cities to Join West Virginia

A West Virginia House of Delegates resolution introduced on January 14 would invite Virginia counties or independent cities that are dissatisfied with prospective legislation in the Virginia General Assembly on gun control to leave Virginia and become part of West Virginia.

Top Democrat Energy Staffer Joins Duke Energy as VP

The Democrat Staff Director of the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, Sarah Venuto, has been named Vice President of Public Policy for Duke Energy.  She began her duties on January 13.

Ms. Venuto was appointed to the minority staff director position of the Senate Energy Committee in January 2019 after serving for 4 years on the staff of Sen.

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