Local & ACP

(see also Regional & MVP and Big Picture news)

A historically Black town stood in the way of a pipeline – so developers claimed it was mostly white

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  • – The Guardian – 9/16/21

Dominion Virginia customers should get $312 million refund, plus rate cut, SCC staff says

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  • – Richmond Times-Dispatch 9/20/21

On Shenandoah River, algae and bacteria continue to plague recreation — and human health

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  • – Virginia Mercury – 8/31/21

Virginia county fends off natural gas plant, but battles continue

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  • – Bay Journal – 8/23/21

Lawsuit against wind farm in Botetourt County allowed to move forward

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  • – The Roanoke Times – 8/20/21

National Academies to study potential impacts of gold mining in Virginia

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  • – Virginia Mercury – 8/10/21

Dominion should return property to owners

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  • – Richmond Times-Dispatch – 8/13/21

A close look at what’s next now that the Atlantic Coast Pipeline has been canceled

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  • – NC Policy Watch – 8/9/21

Federal review recommends leaving cancelled Atlantic Coast Pipeline pipe, felled trees in place

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  • – Virginia Mercury – 7/27/21

Lawmakers ask SCC to analyze Dominion rates with an eye on refunds for customers

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  • – Virginia Mercury – 8/4/21

Regional & MVP

(see also Local & ACP and Big Picture news)

EPA, New River Gorge, others express concerns to FERC about potential Mountain Valley Pipeline impacts

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  • – Charleston Gazette-Mail – 9/15/21

Southwest Virginia landowners still fighting pipeline’s use of eminent domain

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  • – The Roanoke Times – 9/17/21

Can Southwest Virginia remake itself as a laboratory for renewables?

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  • – Virginia Mercury – 9/20/21

Mountain Valley Pipeline seeks the identity of its anonymous critics

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  • – The Roanoke Times – 9/4/21

DEQ taking public comments on Mountain Valley Pipeline stream crossings

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  • – The Roanoke Times – 8/29/21

Virginia environmental regulators make preliminary decision to issue key water permit for Mountain Valley Pipeline

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  • – Charleston Gazette-Mail – 8/26/21

Federal environmental assessment green-lights change in Mountain Valley Pipeline construction method

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  • – Charleston gazette-Mail – 8/17/21

Fight brewing over alleged aquifer damage by Mountain Valley Pipeline

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  • – Virginia Mercury – 8/12/21

The South’s Clean Energy Disruption

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  • – Natural Resources Defense Council – 8/17/21

Pipeline’s plan to offset greenhouse gas emissions questioned by environmentalists

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  • – The Roanoke Times – 7/30/21

Big Picture

(see also ACP-MVP and Regional Issues news)

The NIMBY Threat to Renewable Energy

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  • – Sierra – 9/20/21

‘Major gap.’ Gas industry FERC petitions stoke NEPA Concerns

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  • – E&E Energywire – 9/22/21

Biden’s EPA orders a slash in climate-warming chemicals used in air-conditioning and refrigeration

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  • – CNBC – 9/23/21

They Couldn’t Drink Their Water. And Still, They Stayed Quiet.

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  • – The New York Times – 9/17/21

U.S.-E.U. methane pledge wins oil industry backing

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  • – E&E Energywire – 9/20/21

Climate change: China to exit coal-fired power abroad

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  • – DW – 9/22921

The United States Isn’t Ready for the New Phase of Climate Change

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  • – Foreign Affairs – 9/8/21

Biden to nominate Democrat Willie Phillips to U.S. energy regulator -White House

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  • – Reuters – 9/9/21

FERC’s Clements: U.S. Faces ‘Once-in-a-Generation Moment’ to Overhaul Transmission System

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  • – Morning Consult – 9/8/21

D.C. Circuit Court Declines to Revisit Decision Striking Down FERC’s Approval of the Spire Pipeline

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  • – Environmental Defense Fund – 9/7/21