ABRA’s 2021 activities will involve monitoring the restoration of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline route, which is expected to extend into 2022, and helping in the continuing fight against the Mountain Valley Pipeline. However, the bulk of ABRA’s 2021 work will be with the new Conservation Hub program,
ABRA and Southern Environmental Law Center were each honored for their role in fighting the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) at the November 8 Board of Directors meeting of the Rockbridge Area Conservation Council (RACC).
SELC received the Relentless Warriors Award in recognition for its “dedicated pursuit of justice and tireless work,
A new study from Oil Change International (OCI) reveals that several major U.S. banks have substantially increased their investment in the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP).
“New Money Behind the Mountain Valley Pipeline,” released by on November 12,
Two nominees for vacancies on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) were approved by the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. The two nominees, Mark Christie and Allison Clements, had been nominated by President Trump in July.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on Tuesday, October 27 asked Dominion Energy Transmission, Inc. (DETI), managing partner for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) and Supply Header Project (SHP), to provide it “a plan for disposition of ACP and SHP,
Completion of the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) will be delayed until the second half of 2021, according to Equitrans Midstream Corp., the lead partner of the project. The project is now expected to cost nearly $6 billion, a more than 50% increase in the project’s projected cost when construction began in 2018.
ABRA’s new Conservation Hub program, which was featured in the lead article in the October 23 ABRA Update, is embarking on a major project that will be the first of its kind in the nation.
The Director of the federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued on November 2 a memorandum to the heads of all departments and agencies of the Federal Government providing guidance on how to implement a new rule that was adopted in July that revises procedures of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
ABRA’s new program directions will require new sources of funding. We welcome and encourage contributions to support our continuing work to promote and protect the ecological integrity of the Allegheny-Blue Ridge region. Tax-exempt donations may be made to ABRA, as follows:
By check: Allegheny-Blue Ridge Alliance,
In August ABRA launched its new Conservation Hub, a program designed to enhance the capabilities of environmental, conservation and citizen groups to better assess the impacts of projects in the greater Allegheny-Blue Ridge region and to help assure that the overall environmental integrity of the region is maintained.