The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals denied on May 28 a request of the U.S. Corps of Engineers and the owner of the Keystone XL Pipeline to reinstate the Nationwide Permit 12 (NWP12) authority of the Corps. A federal district court in Montana had ruled on April 15 that the Corps had violated the Endangered Species Act (ESA) in issuing the current NWP12 and revoked the Corps’ authority to issue any new permits for pipeline projects to cross streams and rivers.
It was six-years ago this week that Dominion Energy began contacting local officials in Virginia and West Virginia to advise them of the company’s plans to build a natural gas pipeline through their communities. Initially called the Southeast Reliability Project,
The Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC) announced May 27 that additional public testimony on Virginia Natural Gas’s proposed Header Improvement Project (HIP) will be received on June 8 at a virtual hearing, webcast by the SCC. The deadline for filing written comments is also extended to June 8,
ARTivism Virginia, an initiative to connect artists and activists in Virginia in the fight for environmental justice, is conducting a series of online concerts and workshops on Thursday through the end of June.
The Sun Sing in Place concert Series,
- -Facing South – 5/22/20
- – Appalachian Voices – 5/5/20
- – Charlottesville Tomorrow – 5/26/20
- – Richmond Times-Dispatch – 5/23/20
- – Prince William Times – 5/26/20
- – WHSV News – 5/22/20