Impacted landowners, concerned citizens, and trained volunteer monitors participated in a “VioBlitz” over the August 9-11 weekend. Sponsored by the West Virginia Rivers Coalition, an ABRA member and a partner in the ABRA CSI program (Compliance Surveillance Initiative), participants traveled portions of the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) and documented as many permit violations as possible over a 3-day period.
The West Virginia Rivers Coalition and 22 other organizations (including ABRA and
several of its members) filed comments on July 26 with the West Virginia Department of
Environmental Protection’s (WVDEP) proposed modification of Nationwide Permit 12 (NWP 12),
Five members of the West Virginia House of Delegates on July 16 toured construction sites along the Mountain Valley Pipeline route in Summers County, WV, near where the pipeline would cross the Greenbrier River. The tour, which was hosted by the West Virginia Rivers Coalition,
- – Inside Climate News – 6/19/19
- – Elon News Network – 5/9/19
For the past five years, since announcing plans to build the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP), Dominion Energy has touted that its construction of the project would employ “best in class” techniques to prevent sediment runoff from endangering streams and rivers.
- – Virginia Mercury – 4/15/19
- – Blue Virginia – 3/12/19
A resolution introduced in the West Virginia House of Delegates that would condemn citizen groups opposing the Atlantic Coast Pipeline has been strongly opposed by the West Virginia Rivers Coalition (WVRC), an ABRA member. House Resolution 11 condemns “assaults on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline” and urges “the groups spearheading these assaults to stop their attacks and delaying actions and in the process help pave the way for a cleaner and stronger energy future for West Virginia and for the entire nation.”
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,