Virginia State Air Board Defers Vote on Permit for ACP

The Virginia State Air Pollution Control Board deferred until its December 10 meeting a decision on a needed air permit for the proposed compressor station in Buckingham County for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. The vote was 6-0.

Federal Court Halts ACP Stream Crossings in West Virginia

The Fourth Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals on November 7 issued a stay on the ability of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP)to cross streams in West Virginia.  The Court’s order was issued in connection with a legal challenge to the U.S.

ABRA-CSI Seeks Help with Aerial Photo Review

ABRA’s Pipeline Compliance Surveillance (CSI) program is seeking assistance from knowledgeable individuals who can participate as CSI Aerial Photo Reviewers. Although we especially seek the help of professionals with erosion and sediment control, stormwater management, and other water-resource backgrounds, the involvement of others is welcomed and encouraged. 

Augusta County Rejects an ACP Storage Yard Proposal. Again!

A proposed pipeline storage yard for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) has been denied a special-use permit by the Augusta County Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA).  On a 4-1 vote, the Board turned down a proposal for the facility to be built just south of West Augusta,

Decision on ACP Virginia Compressor Station Due November 9

The final required permit for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline will be decided upon by the Virginia Air Pollution Control Board when it meets November 8 and 9 to consider a proposed air permit for the project’s proposed compressor station in Buckingham County,

Objections Raised with FERC to ACP Construction Beginning in Virginia

An October 19 request by Dominion Energy Transmission, Inc. to commence construction of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline for certain portions of the project’s route in Virginia has met with strong objection from the Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC).   SELC’s October 26 letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission stated:

In light of the Fourth Circuit’s stay of the Forest Service right of way,

The Truth Is in the Proof – New Video Profiles the Fight Against the ACP

A new video that describes the threats posed to the environment and the lives of affected property owners is now available for viewing and wider distribution.  The Truth Is in The Proof was filmed and edited by Roanoke filmmaker Sarah Hazelgrove and sponsored by the Chesapeake Climate Action Network,

ACP Granted Further Authority to Construct in North Carolina

The Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) was given further authority for construction in North Carolina by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). The October 26 Notice to Proceed grants an October 2 request “to commence construction of the remaining certificated workspaces on Spreads 8,

ACP Requests Authority to Begin Construction in Virginia

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has been asked to grant the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) permission to begin construction in Virginia as the result of the October 19 approval by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality of project plans for erosion and sediment control,

SELC Counsels Air Board in Advance of Compressor Station Vote

The Virginia Air Pollution Control Board has the independent authority to determine whether the draft permit for the proposed ACP compressor station in Buckingham County, VA meets the requirements of the federal Clean Air Act and Virginia law, according to an October 23 letter from the Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) sent to Board members