The U.S. Forest Service (NFS) released on July 21 a Draft Record of Decision regarding the proposed route of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) through the Monongahela National Forest (MNF) and the George Washington National Forest (GWNF). The document,
“The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has refused to seriously consider that it may need to deny water quality certifications . . . as demonstrated by its words and actions” for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) and the Mountain Valley Pipeline,
Public hearings on whether to certify water quality under Section 401 of the Clean Water Act for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) began last week in North Carolina under the authority of that state’s Department of the Environmental Quality. Similar hearings on the ACP will be held by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) on July 31 in Buckhannon,
Two pipeline projects under construction have been halted by state environmental authorities due to environmental problems. The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) issued July 17 an order halting construction of the 713-mile Rover Pipeline, which would transmit natural gas from West Virginia to markets in Ohio,
The Sierra Club has asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to conduct a Revised or Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline. In Sierra’s July 19 filing with FERC, it sites numerous deficiencies in the DEIS (which subsequently were not corrected in the Final Environmental Impact Statement released on July 21).
- – Richmond Times-Dispatch – 7/21/17