The Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) and Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) are “climate disasters,” according to new studies released February 15 by Oil Change International (OCI). The studies conclude that the ACP and MVP “would together contributed a much greenhouse gas pollution as 45 coal-fired power plants – some 158 million metric tons a year.” OCI points out that the methodology that has been used in the past by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to measure climate impacts is “out of date” and “is failing to protect communities and citizens around the country.”
OCI further states:
FERC’s assessment of greenhouse gases (GHGs) emitted by the Atlantic Coast pipeline in the project’s Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) was woefully inadequate.
A new overview of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement(DEIS) for the ACP is now available. DEIS: What is it? What’s in it? What you can do! is a 16-page overview of the DEIS process, prepared by ABRA. It features highlights and excerpts of the 2300+ page document and a discussion of how concerned citizens can comment on the document.
Aaron Ruby, principal spokesperson on ACP matters for Dominion, was interviewed recently by Allegheny Mountain Radio (serving Pocahontas, Bath and Highland Counties) about the Draft Environmental Impact Statement. Here are excerpts from the complete interview:
- The conclusions of the report were very favorable – essentially,
The recent breaching of the Oroville Dam in California revealed a disturbing historical incident that bears bringing to everyone’s attention. In October 2005, according to a San Jose Mercury News story published February 12, the Sierra Club and two local environment groups filed a motion with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission “as part of Oroville Dam’s relicensing process,
A new Grassroots Committee within ABRA has been created to strengthen coordination and spur new initiatives to mobilize citizen action in opposition to proposed pipelines that threaten the Allegheny-Blue Ridge region. The new committee will be chaired by Kate Boyle,