The Southgate Project, a proposed extension of the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) into North Carolina, has received a favorable environmental review by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). The project, initiated in a filing with FERC in May 2018, would be a 75-mile natural gas transmission pipeline from Pittsylvania County,
The U.S. Supreme Court argument of the Cowpasture River Preservation Association v. Forest Service will take place on Monday, February 24 at 10 am. One-hour is scheduled for the case; another case is scheduled to be heard by the Court at 11 a.m.
An effort to develoop recommendations for incorporation environmental justice principles into the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality’s (DEQ) programs and actions, announced last September by the agency, will soon begin interviewing environmental justice stakeholders, non-government organizations, local govrnment offiicials and others in coming weeks.
The 2015 listing of the northern long-eared bat as “threatened” rather than “endangered” by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has been rejected by U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. The January 28 decision by the Court,
- – The Recorder – 2/20/20
- – Virginia Mercury – 2/20/20
- – Energy & Policy Institute – 2/13/20
- – Forbes – 2/18/20
- – The Roanoke Times – 2/14/20
- – Blue Virginia – 2/18/20