The second Pipeline Summit, co-sponsored by the Allegheny-Blue Ridge Alliance and the Protect Our Water, Heritage, Rights coalition (POWHR), drew 165 attendees to the Natural Bridge Hotel on Saturday, November 12 from Virginia, West Virginia and North Carolina.
“Right now, ain’t nobody knows nothing” was the observation of one attendee at this week’s annual meeting of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners in La Quinta, CA, according to an article posted November 16 on the Utility Dive website.
The Appalachian Trail (AT) would be threatened by the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) “with impact at such an unprecedented scale, we must oppose this project to our greatest ability,” stated the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) in comments made to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on November 3.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), in a November 17 request has asked Dominion Transmission, Inc. for additional environmental information on a range of topics, including the impact of access roads, bats, golden and bald eagles and mussels.
Dominion Transmission, Inc. (DTI) has responded to an October 26 supplemental information request from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). The FERC request (discussed in ABRA Update 103, October 27) contained 69 specific questions, to be answered by November 15.
One of the original ABRA Steering Committee members, Judy Rodd of Friends of Blackwater, has decided to steps down from the committee. Judy’s insights and commitment will be sorely missed by ABRA. Two new people are being added to the Steering group: Allen Johnson of the Eight Rivers Council in Pocahontas County,