Sen. Kaine Requests FERC to Rehear ACP and MVP Decisions

Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine has written Kevin McIntyre, Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, asking that the agency grant rehearings on the Mountain Valley Pipeline and the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.  Kaine’s January 5 letter notes that the 2-1 votes on granting permits for the two projects “were most unusual – 98% of FERC orders in 2016 were unanimous.

Citizens groups applaud VA legislation regarding natural gas pipelines

Three legislators from southwest Virginia have introduced several bills in the 2018 Virginia General Assembly aimed at protecting water quality and landowner rights from the construction of fracked-gas pipelines, such as the proposed Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast pipelines. The bills would require the Department of Environmental Quality to perform robust water permitting and impact review,