Tag: pipeline


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.