Six conservation groups have written the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) requesting a meeting with the agency concerning forthcoming water certification requests from Mountain Valley Pipeline, LLC (MVP, LLC) for the Mountain Valley Pipeline project. The February 12 letter to DEQ Director David Paylor noted that MVP,
Two measures designed to improve state oversight of natural gas pipelines have now passed the Virginia Senate and are headed for floor consideration in the House of Delegates.
- SB1265, sponsored by Sen. Deeds, authorizes the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to conduct inspections of land-disturbing activities related to construction of any natural gas transmission pipeline equal to or greater than 24 inches inside diameter.
Results of the 2020 U.S. Census are expected to be released by or before April 30, according to a recent statement by the acting director of the Census Bureau. The Census results will become the basis of the once-a-decade reapportionment of the 435 seats in the U.S.
Fifteen conservation groups, including 9 ABRA members, filed comments on February 9, with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to raise concerns over the plan recently submitted to the agency by Atlantic Coast Pipeline, LLC (Atlantic) on how the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) route would be restored.
- – Friends of Buckingham – 2/17/21
- – Public News Service – 2/18/21
- – Charleston Gazette-Mail – 2/18/21
- – The Trek – 2/16/21
- – Charleston Gazette-Mail – 2/10/21
- – Richmond Times-Dispatch – 2/15/21