The April 12 decision by the Virginia State Water Control Board to open a 30-day public comment period regarding individual waterbody crossing analyses for the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline and the Mountain Valley Pipeline is still lacking in implementing information.
Dominion Energy Transmission, Inc. (DETI), managing partner for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, filed on April 18 with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission a request to commence construction of the ACP by or before May 1, as follows:
Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) posted a message on his Facebook page expressing concern over the treatment of protestors to the Mountain Valley Pipeline. His April 23 posting said:
I have serious concerns about the situation in Southwest Virginia along the Mountain Valley Pipeline route.
An ABRA request for an investigation by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) of an incidence of non-compliance by the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, LLC, filed on March 22 received attention from the agency the following day. The request had been based on an incident report – the first under ABRA’s new Compliance Surveillance Initiative (CSI) – spotted by the CSI Pipeline Air Force of unauthorized equipment and ground disturbance at a Augusta County,
Several training sessions for volunteers to monitor water quality impacts for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and the Mountain Valley Pipeline have been announced.
- April 26, 7:00 PM. Blacksburg Presbyterian Church, 701 Church Street SE,
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission published on April 25 in the Federal Register a Notice of Inquiry seeking “information and stakeholder perspectives to help the Commission explore whether, and if so how, it should revise its approach under its currently effective policy statement on the certification of new natural gas transportation facilities.” Comments are due June 25,
- – CBS19 News – 4/25/18
- – Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald – 4/24/18
- – Associate Press- 4/23/18
- – AltDaily – 4/19/18