- – E&E News – 5/13/22
The Virginia League of Conservation Voters launches Wednesday June 1 at 7 pm a series of webinars on resisting methane buildout in the state. The first webinar will explore the energy and utility forces driving pipeline construction in Virginia and what can be done to protect the Commonwealth and climate.
Twenty-four conservation groups, including ABRA, joined by 17 Virginia state legislators, wrote U.S. Senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warne on April 22 to express strong opposition to a March 10 recommendation by West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin that the Biden Administration invoke the Defense Production Act to complete the Mountain Valley Pipeline.
- – NPR: WMRA – 3/30/22
Sponsor: West Virginia Highlands Conservancy
Developer: Lobbyists & Legislators in WV
Lobbyists and legislators have persistently promoted off-highway vehicle recreation on West Virginia’s public lands, Federal and state, for the last two years.
- – Public News Service – 1/18/22
ABRA has unveiled the first phase of its National Forest Integrity Project (NFIP). The project, part of ABRA’s Conservation Hub, is a monitoring program created to track proposed and ongoing projects in the three National Forests that are located within the Central Appalachian Highlands (Monongahela in West Virginia and George Washington and Jefferson in Virginia).
The past year has been an important year of transition for the Allegheny-Blue Ridge Alliance. Among our accomplishments have been:
- Transitioning from an organization dedicated to defeating the Atlantic Coast Pipeline to an alliance with the long-term goal of promoting and protecting the ecological integrity of the Central Appalachian Highlands region of Virginia and West Virginia.
Friends of Shenandoah Mountain (FSM), a long-time ABRA member, has proposed that a 90,000-acre tract of the George Washington National Forest be designated by Congress as a National Scenic Area. FSM has just created a virtual tour of the proposed Scenic Area site.
A proposed project in the Monongahela National Forest (MNF) has evoked strong concerns from the West Virginia Highlands Conservancy (Conservancy), the state’s most prominent conservation organization and a founding member of ABRA. The stated purpose by the MNF of the Gauley Healthy Forest Restoration Project (GHFRP),