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.
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,
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/.
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,
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,
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
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The new 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 is only 8-days away: Friday, June 15. The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality announced the new deadline on June 2.
The number of persons who have signed up to participate as citizen observers and reporters of incidents of pipeline violations continues to grow. But, more volunteers are needed. To sign up, click here.
ABRA is also 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.
The report released this week by the Dominion Pipeline Monitoring Coalition describes the responses from the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to a series of records requests the Dominion Pipeline Monitoring Coalition filed in the last two months to discover what evidence DEQ has to support its claims that a Corps of Engineers permit will protect Virginia waters where the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and the Mountain Valley Pipeline propose to dig and blast through streams and wetlands.