- – DeSmog – 1/16/19
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,
- – Virginia Mercury – 12/5/18
The last issue of ABRA Update (November 15) reported on Virginia Governor Northam’s plans to replace two members of the State Air Pollution Control Board in advance of a crucial Board vote on a permit for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline compressor station in Buckingham County.
- – The Washington Post – 11/27/18/em
- – Richmond Times-Dispatch – 11/21/18
In a stunning development late Thursday, November 15, it was reported that Virginia Governor Northam will replace two members of the Air Pollution Control Board and one member of the State Water Control Board whose terms have expired, but who were continuing to serve.
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.
New ads against the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, designed for social media consumption, have been released by two ABRA members. The Southern Environmental Law Center has produced a 30 second video that stresses that the ACP is not needed,