Agenda for March 3 ABRA Meeting Announced

ABRA’s special meeting to unveil details about the new Pipeline Compliance Surveillance Initiative (CSI) will also feature a panel discussion on the status of various legal challenges on government agency decisions made about the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.  The meeting will take place on Saturday,

Friends of Nelson Sponsoring Landowner Meeting with Attorneys

A special meeting for landowners affected by the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) will be held on Tuesday, February 27 at 7 pm at the Rockfish Presbyterian Church, Rt. 151, in Nellysford, VA. Featured speakers will be attorneys Chris Johns and Isak Howell,

Scenes from the Battlefield


On the left is the aftermath of tree cutting for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. On the right is a once majestic
oak felled beside a stream. Both scenes are on private land in western Augusta County.

Registration Open for March 3 Pipeline CSI Meeting

ABRA is convening a special meeting on Saturday, March 3, from 1:30 to 5 pm at the Holiday Inn in Staunton, VA (152 Fairway Lane, Staunton, VA, located at the intersection of I-81 and Rt. 262) to explain details of the coalition’s Pipeline Compliance Surveillance Initiative (CSI) and describe how interested individuals can participate in the program.

ACP Receives Army Corps Permit

The Atlantic Coast Pipeline has now received authorization from all relevant Army Corps of Engineers offices to proceed with the project in accordance with the Corps National Permit 12 program. The Corps’ Pittsburgh office issued its authorization with a February 7 letter,

Army Corps Sued Over Its MVP Approval

A coalition of clean water advocates has filed a suit contending the United States Army Corps of Engineers improperly issued a crucial permit for the fracked gas Mountain Valley Pipeline. The suit was filed February 13 by Appalachian Mountain Advocates on behalf of a coalition made up of the Sierra Club,

Meanwhile, in North Carolina . . .

Forest Service Issues Permit for ACP, Conservation Groups Sue

The U.S. Forest Service (NFS) has granted a Special Use Permit (SUP) for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) to cross 36+ miles of forest lands in the Monongahela and George Washington National Forests.  The permit was signed on January 23 and announced last week,

Army Corp Gives O.K. to West Virginia Portion of ACP

A Nationwide Permit (NWP) has been issued by the Pittsburgh District of the U.S. Corp of Engineers for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline’s proposed route in West Virginia.  The Corp’s February 7 letter of approval  indicated that 187 stream crossings and wetlands would be involved in the four West Virginia counties affected: Harrison,

Announcement of Registration for March 3 ABRA Pipeline CSI Meeting

Registration details for the special ABRA meeting on the new Pipeline Compliance Surveillance Initiative program (PCSI), announced in last week’s ABRA Update, will be sent to the ABRA mailing list early next week. The meeting will be held Saturday,