Challenge to ACP Water Certification Is Rejected by Fourth Circuit

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals on January 14 denied an appeal for review of the water quality certificate issued for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) by the Virginia State Water Pollution Control Board under Section 401 of the federal Clean Water Act.

West Virginia Opens Comment Period for Changes to Stream Crossing Rules

Modifications to the West Virginia regulations covering stream crossings for pipelines and similar projects have been proposed by the state’s Department of Environmental Protection.  The modifications address the issue of the state’s existing requirement governing the timeframe within which stream crossing must be completed within 72 hours. 

FERC Approves ACP Stabilization Measures

A plan for stabilization measures on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline route during cessation of construction activity on the project was approved January 10 by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.  The plan had been submitted to the agency in the wake of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals December 7 decision to stay the U.S.

ACP Compressor Station Permit Granted by Virginia State Air Board

The proposed compressor station for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, planned for the Union Hill community in Buckingham County, VA received a needed air permit on January 8 from the Virginia Air Pollution Control Board. The Board’s 4-0 vote came after it had,

Second Augusta County CSI Workshop Set for January 14 in Deerfield

ABRA will conduct a workshop for prospective volunteers as part of its Compliance Surveillance Initiative (CSI) program on Monday, January 14, 10 am to 2 pm., at the Deerfield Community Center, 64 Marble Valley Rd, Deerfield, VA. For details and registrations,

Air Board Comments Due January 4, Permit Vote Scheduled for January 8

Comments to the Virginia Air Pollution Control Board on the proposed ACP compressor
station in Buckingham County, VA are due Friday, January 4 by 11:59 pm (emailed comments
are accepted). The Board is scheduled to vote on the permit at a meeting in Richmond next

Objection is Voiced to FERC Over Proposed ACP Stabilization Measures

 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) received a December 11 request from the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, LLC (ACP,LLC) to permit it to conduct certain stabilization measures due to the company’s cessation of work on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) in the wake of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals December 7 decision to stay the U.S.

Prominent Virginia Democrat Legislator Proclaims Opposition to the ACP

Virginia Delegate David Toscano (D-57th, Charlottesville), who served until this year as Minority Leader of the Virginia House of Delegates, announced on January 2 his strong opposition to the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP). In a special communication, posted on his website and emailed to constituents,

FERC Commissioner McIntyre Dies

Commissioner Kevin J. McIntrye of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) passed away on February 2. He was 57. A statement from FERC is available here.

McIntyre joined the Commission as Chairman in December 2017.

CSI Workshops Scheduled for Augusta County on January 5 and 14

Two training workshops for ABRA’s Pipeline Compliance Surveillance Initiative (CSI) are scheduled for Augusta County. The first will be on Saturday, January 5, 10 am to 2 pm, at the Stuarts Draft Rescue Squad, 10 Manor Rd., Stuarts Draft, VA.