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,
Allen Johnson of the Eight-Rivers Council in Pocahontas County, WV, has been re-elected as Chair of the Board of Directors of the Allegheny-Blue Ridge Alliance (ABRA) for 2019. Other officers re-elected at the Board’s end-of-the-year meeting on December 14 were: Kate Boyle,
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.
The Allegheny-Blue Ridge Alliance began its fifth year of existence earlier this month. Formed out of a July 2014 meeting of organizations and individuals in Virginia concerned about the then-proposed Southeast Reliability Project (predecessor proposal to the Atlantic Coast Pipeline),
A group of 13 conservation groups – 10 of whom are ABRA members – filed suit on August 16 against the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) challenging the Commission’s October 13 approval of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) and, in the groups view,
A new report issued July 29 by the Dominion Pipeline Monitoring Coalition (DPMC) highlights the threat to water resources posed by the construction of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. Based on aerial photos taken by of ACP construction locations in West Virginia by the Pipeline Air Force,
The Atlantic Coast Pipeline, LLC told the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on May 22 that it should be able to proceed with the pipeline project notwithstanding a May 15 Order from the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals vacating the biological opinion for the project under provision Endangered Species Act.
ABRA conducted a tour for representatives of the media on April 27 of sites along the route of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline in Highland and Bath Counties, Virginia. Left, above, CSI Committee Chair Rick Webb (r) discusses with Mike Soraghan of E&E News how and where the ACP would cross the Jackson River in northern Bath County.
ABRA’s Pipeline Compliance Surveillance Initiative (CSI) is well underway, with volunteers signing up to participate in the massive citizen monitoring effort that will be necessary to assure that construction activity associated with the Atlantic Coast Pipeline is fully in compliance with conditions of the authorizing permits and in not in violation of state or federal environmental laws and regulations.
Last week’s request by Dominion Energy Transmission, Inc. (DETI) for a two-month extension of the deadline for felling trees for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) has had vociferous opposition. DETI’s March 15 letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) said it would be “unable to complete the scheduled tree felling .