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Anti-pipeline groups launch landscape surveillance project

A citizen initiative to monitor construction activities of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) is being launched today by the Allegheny-Blue Ridge Alliance (ABRA), a coalition of over 50 organizations in Virginia and West Virginia.  

Citizens groups applaud natural gas pipeline bills introduced by Southwest Virginia lawmakers

Three legislators from Southwest Virginia have introduced several bills in the 2018 General Assembly aimed at protecting water quality and landowner rights from the construction of fracked-gas pipelines, such as the proposed Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast pipelines.

Groups groups vow to fight federal commission rubber-stamp on Mountain Valley Pipeline

Groups vow to continue pressing federal, state, and local officials to reject the project, notwithstanding a certificate issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission late Friday.

19 arrested in Richmond protesting pipelines, McAuliffe

Hundreds of citizens across Virginia gathered for the final day of the People’s Pipeline Protest, two days of action at all seven Virginia DEQ offices.


Faith leaders protest pipelines statewide

Virginia congregations turned out in seven cities today with music, prayer, and silence to to protest the Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley pipelines.

Dominion asks for ACP approval ahead of schedule

Dominion Energy and Duke Energy have asked the FERC to approve the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline ahead of schedule.

Radio ads target negative impacts of pipelines on rural communities

The Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League has launched a two-state radio ad campaign centering on the risks of natural gas pipelines on rural communities. 

Landowners sue FERC to stop eminent domain on pipelines

A lawsuit filed Tuesday on behalf of 57 landowners challenges the constitutionality of the eminent domain provisions of the Natural Gas Act.


Activists announce three-day pipeline protest

Opponents of two controversial gas pipelines announced plans to protest Governor Terry McAuliffe.

Groups call on Virginia DEQ to deny water certification for pipeline

The Southern Environmental Law Center is calling on the Virginia DEQ to protect the water quality of communities across the state.


Federal court: FERC must consider greenhouse gas emissions from pipelines

A federal appeals court vacated a 2016 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approval of three natural gas pipeline segments in the Southeast. 

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Coalition implores McAuliffe, DEQ to protect Virginia waters

Environmental groups are urging the state to require certification review for wetland and stream crossings in the paths of two pipelines.

Forest Service allows 11 exceptions to Jefferson Forest Plan for Mountain Valley Pipeline

The USFS would allow 11 exceptions to the Jefferson National Forest Plan for the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline.

FERC fails to acknowledge pipeline impacts

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has released its Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Mountain Valley Pipeline. 

Groups blast federal environmental analysis on Mountain Valley Pipeline

A coalition of landowners and advocacy organizations condemned the FERC for its environmental review of the Mountain Valley Pipeline.

SELC requests FERC hearing as Dominion, Duke Energy look to build ACP on the backs of customers

The SELC is filing a motion asking that the FERC hold a hearing on the legitimacy of Dominion and Duke Energy’s natural gas demand claims.


Pipeline resistance movements join together June 10

Opponents of the proposed Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast fracked gas pipelines have come together to help raise deeper awareness.

Augusta County Alliance comments on DEQ pipeline announcement

Augusta County Alliance is disappointed that the DEQ does not intend to review the impacts to streams, rivers and wetlands that will be crossed by the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.

McAuliffe administration drops water analysis for Virginia pipelines

The Virginia DEQ will not require specific water quality impact analysis for water crossings for the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline and the Mountain Valley Pipeline.

23 arrested at Governor’s Mansion at rally to stop pipelines, protect water

Twenty-three people were peacefully arrested this afternoon after blocking the gate to the Virginia Governor’s Mansion.

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Groups host Hands Across Our Land event Aug. 18

Friends of Augusta and Augusta County Alliance announced their participation in a national day of action, Hands Across Our Land.

March on McAuliffe: Hundreds protest pipeline

Activists marched to Governor McAuliffe’s house on Saturday to demand that he put the welfare of people ahead of the interests of polluters.


Sierra Club letter details potential Atlantic Coast Pipeline antitrust violations

The Sierra Club is raising issue with the role of Dominion Resources LLC and Duke Energy as partners in the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP).

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Protect Our Water asks FERC to consider flood damage in pipeline review

Protect Our Water filed comments today requesting the FERC consider the recent flooding in Nelson County in its pipeline decision making process.


Bath County BOS approves letter opposing proposed pipeline

Bath County submitted a letter on Monday May 16 stating opposition to the proposed 600-mile, high-pressure Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP).


Judge rules in favor of Nelson County residents denying pipeline survey

A judge has ruled in favor of 37 Nelson County landowners who had denied Dominion the right to survey their properties for the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline.


DPMC to seek court order providing access to pipeline documents

A group is seeking information about regulatory reviews of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) and Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) proposals.


ABRA urges FERC to extend scoping period for alternative route

An extension of the scoping period for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline alternative route has been urged by the Allegheny-Blue Ridge Alliance.


Study: Atlantic Coast Pipeline poses risks to ratepayers

The proposed Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley pipelines are unnecessary and pose unacceptable risks to ratepayers and investors.


Group challenges lax pipeline survey practice

Virginia law allows pipeline surveyors to enter private property without a landowner’s permission only when certain conditions are met.


Surveys permitted through national forests for Atlantic Coast Pipeline project

The US Forest Service agreed to allow temporary special use permits for surveys along the new route proposed for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.


Nelson businesses call for federal review of proposed pipelines

Forty-four Nelson County businesses are among those urging a federal review of all four proposed gas pipelines that would cross Virginia.


New challenge to Atlantic Coast Pipeline, fracked gas power plant

A new challenge from conservation groups to a gas power plant presents another potential roadblock for the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline.


Groups challenge assertion that Atlantic Coast Pipeline is needed

The Allegheny-Blue Ridge Alliance (ABRA) responded to the March 11, 2016 letter of support for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.

Pipeline route threatens new parts of Virginia, West Virginia

Dominion Energy announced plans today to re-route the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline through Highland, Bath and Augusta counties.

Atlantic Coast Pipeline to adopt alternative route through national forests

Atlantic Coast Pipeline LLC has worked with the U.S. Forest Service over the last several months to find an alternative route that avoids sensitive areas.

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Businesses, labor, industry groups praise governor for support of Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Members of the EnergySure Coalition sent a letter to Gov. Terry McAuliffe thanking him for his continued, outspoken support for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.

Letter: Questions about Dominion, pipeline, in Buckingham County

Dominion has held a series of Advisory Committee meetings allowing residents input into the proposed compressor station slated to be built near Yogaville and two black church communities.


Report: Pipeline climate impacts could double that of smokestacks

A new report by the Sierra Club finds that pollution from two proposed pipelines would almost double the total emissions from existing power plants in Virginia.


Local group hosts community meeting regarding pipeline impacts

The Atlantic Coast Pipeline and how it will affect every person in the county is the focus of an upcoming community meeting in Verona.

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Environmental groups in two states file legal protest of proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline

The proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline that would carry natural gas fracked in northern West Virginia 301 miles through West Virginia and Virginia is not needed, would cause irreparable harm to the environment and private property, and should be denied.


Citizen groups raise concerns about soil surveys along Atlantic Coast Pipeline route

Today the Allegheny-Blue Ridge Alliance submitted a comment letter to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission calling on the agency to reexamine the pending application of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline LLC and question the soil surveys conducted along the entire pipeline route.

Wild Virginia: FERC rejects Atlantic Coast Pipeline soil testing data

In a 23-page letter dated November 5, 2015 to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Clyde Thompson, Forest Supervisor of the Monongahela National Forest, requested that FERC reject all soil testing data generated by Atlantic Coast Pipeline LLC in the George Washington National Forest in Virginia and the Monongahela National Forest in West Virginia.


Thirty groups in Virginia, West Virginia call for review of proposed gas pipelines

Thirty organizations in Virginia and West Virginia have joined forces to call on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to conduct a combined, comprehensive review of all four of the major natural gas pipeline projects currently proposed for the Blue Ridge and Central Appalachian region.

Update on Atlantic Coast Pipeline route variation in Augusta County

Last Friday, Atlantic Coast Pipeline LLC announced that it had identified a minor route variation to avoid crossing the Lyndhurst Source Water Protection Area in Augusta County, as requested by the Augusta County Service Authority.

Friends of Augusta endorses Ellen Arthur in 24th House District race

Friends of Augusta has endorsed Democratic Party nominee Ellen Arthur for the 24th District House of Delegates.

Activists disrupt Gov. Terry McAuliffe speech to protest pipeline

Five activists disrupted Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s keynote address at the Biennial Natural Resources and Energy Law Symposium today by performing a poem written specifically for the governor and creatively demanding that he “call off” the proposed pipelines threatening to go through Virginia.


EnergySure Coalition applauds Atlantic Coast Pipeline LLC’s FERC filing

EnergySure, a coalition of more than 160 businesses, labor organizations, and other local, state and national groups, today announced its resounding support of Atlantic Coast Pipeline LLC’s filing submitted to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.


Atlantic Coast Pipeline applies for permit to build $5 billion natural gas pipeline

Atlantic Coast Pipeline LLC today formally applied to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for permission to build a 564-mile interstate natural gas transmission pipeline.

Letter: Where is Mark Warner on the pipeline?

Sen. Mark Warner recently visited Charlottesville to participate in an employment discussion. He agreed to meet the prior evening with representatives from nearby counties regarding the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.