The new year is weeks away and ABRA is ready to meet the challenges of 2021:
- We are poised to review the soon-to-be-released restoration plans for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline route and to monitor closely the implementation of those plans to assure they are completed satisfactorily.
The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals on December 1 issued its opinion on the stay of the Army Corps of Engineers’ Nationwide Permit 12 (NWP12) it had granted in early November for the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP). The challenge to NWP12 permits issued in September by the Huntington and Norfolk Districts of the Corps had been brought by a coalition of environmental groups,
The U.S. House Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (part of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform) has asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to address several issues involving conflicts between landowners and natural gas pipeline companies.
The U.S. Senate on November 30 confirmed the two nominees for outstanding vacancies on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). The two new commissioners are:
- Mark Christie, Republican, who has been a longtime member and most recently Chairman of the Virginia State Corporation Commission
- Allision Clements,