The long-standing practice of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) justifying the need for a new pipeline by over relying on a pipeline’s plans to sell gas to an associated company (e.g., precedent agreements) to establish market need was called into serious question by the DC Circuit Court of Appeals in a decision released June 22.
In August of last year, shortly after the cancellation of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, ABRA announced the launch of a new program…the Conservation Hub. Building on the experience and success of the Compliance Surveillance Initiative, or CSI,
Fifteen conservation organizations, including ABRA, wrote the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) on June 21 arguing that the agency must require certification under section 401 of the Clean Water Act for the Mountain Valley Pipeline to tunnel under nearly 100 streams and wetlands in Virginia.
West Virginia Rivers Coalition, an ABRA member, released this week an excellent video documenting the serious stream sediment violations – 50 incidents – that have occurred because of construction activity of the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP). The video (2 ½ minutes) depicts the significant inadequacy of the MVP’s attempts to control dangerous sediment from fouling West Virginia streams and rivers that are in the path of the project.
A planned July 7 hearing by the Virginia Air Pollution Control Board on the proposed Lambert Compressor Station (LCS) for the Mountain Valley Pipeline has received strong criticism from a cross-section of conservation and citizen organizations. In a June 23 letter to David Paylor,
- – The Daily Progress – 6/20-21
- – USA Today – 6/21/21
- – Charleston Gazette-Mail – 6/19/21
- – E&E Energywire – 6/14/21
- – The Roanoke Times – 6/8/21