- – Blue Virginia – 2/18/20
- – Virginia Business – 2/11/20
- – Utility Dive – 2/10/20
- – ProPublica – 2/7/20
Legislation was introduced January 30 in the West Virginia House of Delegates that would heighten the penalties for protesting near oil and gas pipelines and other infrastructures. Under the provisions of H.R 4615 knowingly trespassing on property containing a critical infrastructure facility is punishable by a year in jail and a $500 fine.
- – The Exponent-Telegram – 1/17/20
- – The New York Times – 1/10/20
The White House announced on January 9 a sweeping change in the requirements for reviewing certain infrastructure projects under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Heralded as a “modernization” of NEPA, which was enacted in 1970, the proposal would make significant revisions in the process by which projects such as the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) are reviewed regarding their impact on the environment.
- – Virginia Mercury – 12/20/19
- – Virginia Mercury – 12/30/19