The Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline should be “rescinded and revised, and that the current public comment period be extended or suspended,” so stated a motion filed March 8 with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission by Friends of Nelson and Wild Virginia, two ABRA member organizations, along with Heartwood, a regional network of citizens concerned with protecting forest lands.

In the motion, the groups state: “Friends of Nelson, Wild Virginia and Heartwood believe that the mandate for a full analysis of the ‘public convenience and necessity’ for pipelines involves more than responding to a professed need for capacity. The new, late-filed information from Dominion is relevant and significant, directly concerning many of the environmental issues the Commission is required to review and fully analyze. The burden is on the Commission to fully investigate the environmental risks and costs associated with the ACP, including all new and supplemental information.”

Call for DEIS to be Rescinded and Revised
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