On Saturday, March 30th, the Pipeline Air Force, a component of ABRA’s Compliance Surveillance Initiative (CSI) program, will hold a UAV (drone) meet-up. The meeting will afford participants to share skills, knowledge, experience, and ideas regarding UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) technology all day from 10am-4pm in the Rockfish Valley Community Center,
ABRA’s Pipeline CSI program has developed a new slide presentation describing the unavoidable impact of the ACP on water resources and the failure of regulatory oversight. The presentation, Pending Construction of the ACP in the Virginia Mountains: Empty Assurances, compares government and company promises with the realities of environmental review and enforcement and the record of ACP construction in West Virginia.
ABRA’s Compliance Surveillance Initiative (CSI) is demonstrating its worth, despite the limited construction that has occurred for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. Based upon aerial surveillance flights over the project’s route in West Virginia (conducted in November and December by the Pipeline Air Force,
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,
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,
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.