Air Board Again Delays a Vote on Compressor Station

The Virginia State Air Pollution Control Board voted December 19 to delay its vote on a permit for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline’s proposed compressor station in Buckingham County until after a new public comment period.  The basis of the delay was to permit the public to provide input on new information about the project that had become available since the earlier public comment period ended in September.

No Response Yet from FERC on Stop Work Order Request

A request to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to issue a stop work order for the entirety of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) project has yet to receive a response from the agency, as of mid-day December 21.  The agency was asked December 13 to revoke the certificate for the ACP by the Southern Environmental Law Center in light of the decision that day by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals to vacate the U.S.