ABRA conducted an in depth briefing and tour of sites along the Atlantic Coast Pipeline route for Board members of the West Virginia Highlands Conservancy (WVHC). The October 19 tour occurred in western Pocahontas County and adjoining Randolph County, West Virginia.
ABRA’s CSI program has provided more evidence to federal regulators of unsafe and non-compliant construction practices of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP).
On July 25, the Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration (PHMSA) wrote Dominion Energy Transmission, Inc.
A presentation on ABRA’s Compliance Surveillance Initiative (CSI) program will be a featured part of the September 27-29 Appalachian Public Information Environmental Law Conference in Knoxville, TN. ABRA presenters will be Dan Shaffer, CSI Geospatial Consultant, and Ben Cunningham, CSI Virginia Field Coordinator.
A redesign of the website for ABRA’s Compliance Surveillance Initiative (CSI) program has been activated this week. The site has a new address (http://abra-csi.org/) and is designed to be very user-friendly. The site, which was created by ABRA Communications Coordinator Deirdre Skogen,
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,
Two training workshops for ABRA’s Pipeline Compliance Surveillance Initiative (CSI) are scheduled for Augusta County. The first will be on Saturday, January 5, 10 am to 2 pm, at the Stuarts Draft Rescue Squad, 10 Manor Rd., Stuarts Draft, VA.
ABRA’s Pipeline Compliance Surveillance (CSI) program is seeking assistance from knowledgeable individuals who can participate as CSI Aerial Photo Reviewers. Although we especially seek the help of professionals with erosion and sediment control, stormwater management, and other water-resource backgrounds, the involvement of others is welcomed and encouraged.
- – Think Progress – 8/24/18