The April 6 deadline for commenting on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) is less than a week away. Submitting comments for the DEIS is the most important action someone can take to influence the decision of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) regarding the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.
Members of the West Virginia Legislature and the Virginia General Assembly have been told of major problems with the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) in letters written to them by ABRA on March 30. The letters were sent in the context of an effort by Dominion Energy to have state legislators send endorsements of the ACP to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).
The many deficiencies of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) were strongly criticized in a March 28 letter to Cheryl A. LaFleur, Acting Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, by the Augusta County, VA Board of Supervisors.
A new story map entitled “Proposed Shenandoah Mountain National Scenic Area and the ACP” is now available. Produced by Lynn Cameron of ABRA member Friends of Shenandoah Mountain, the piece points out that “a permanent corridor of this magnitude could degrade the natural and scenic characteristics of the proposed National Scenic area to the point where it could jeopardize its viability for Congressional designation.” The new story map is available here.
- – Between The Lines – 3/29/17