ABRA members are urged to file comments with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in response to the request from Dominion Energy Transmission, Inc. that the certificate to build the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP), which is due to expire on October 13,
Dominion Energy Transmission, Inc. filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on June 22 a new Biological Assessment (BA) for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP), but designated the information as “privileged and confidential” and thus not available to the public.
The U.S. Forest Service has been cautioned that it should not depend upon the reliability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) developed in 2017 by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) as the agency develops a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for the project.
The U.S. Supreme Court, by a 7-2 decision on June 15, overturned a decision by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals that the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) did not have authority to grant a permit for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline to cross the Appalachian National Scenic Trail (Trail).
Dominion Energy submitted a request to the Federal Energy Regulatory (FERC) for a two-year extension of time for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline to be completed. The certificate that FERC issued for the project on October 13, 2017 expires on October 13 of this year.
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has announced a major streamlining of regulatory processes under the management of the U.S. Forest Service (USFS). In a June 12 memorandum to the Chief of the Forest Service Perdue directed that the USFS increase the productivity of National Forests and Grasslands,
West Virginia Rivers Coalition and Trout Unlimited have released a new report discussing the impact pipeline construction has on rivers and streams. Reducing Impacts of Pipelines Crossing Rivers and Streams notes that the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and Mountain Valley Pipeline routes include over 2,600 waterbody crossings in West Virginia,
A new report from the International Energy Agency (EIA) forecasts that “global natural gas consumption is heading for an estimated 4% drop in 2020.” Among highlights in the report, Gas 2020, are:
- In the United States output of gas-fired power generation reached new highs in 2019,
The routes of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP), as well as the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP), pass through the most landslide-prone landscape in the United States, according to a new study released June 11 by the Allegheny-Blue Ridge Alliance (ABRA).
Development of a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) was announced June 11 by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS). The Notice of Intent, published in the Federal Register, is in response to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals action of December 13,