Tag: pipeline

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.


Community groups in eight states participating in Hands Across Our Land

The culmination of what was conceived last January during a conversation between Free Nelson Co-Chair Sharon Ponton and Nelson County activist Matt Dwyer will occur when communities in eight states take part in the Aug. 18 Hands Across Our Land.

David Swanson: Hey, I have an idea where they can stick the Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Governor Terry McAuliffe of Virginia campaigned on green energy (and I hear some people may have believed him, though I haven’t met one) and then immediately backed the proposed construction of a giant fracked-gas pipeline through the mountains and farms of Virginia to carry fossil fuels from West Virginia to North Carolina.


Nelson County residents rally for independence from Dominion’s Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Friends of Nelson, a citizen’s group in Nelson County opposing the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, plans to rally in celebration of American Independence and the rights our founding fathers conferred on citizens, as well as protest the erosion of property rights this fourth of July.

Poll: Voters in Virginia, North Carolina and West Virginia support pipeline

Recent polling conducted for Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) continues to examine what role the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, Keystone XL Pipeline, offshore production and other energy issues could play in the 2016 presidential election.


Atlantic Coast Pipeline files legal actions against landowners

Atlantic Coast Pipeline LLC filed legal actions on Tuesday against 27 landowners in three Virginia counties among more than 100 landowners who could face legal action for refusing to give permission to survey along the proposed pipeline route.

Pipeline threatening bald eagles in Augusta County?

Did you know that Augusta County has a pair of bald eagles nesting in Swoope? Last Sunday Michael Godfrey invited me out to Swoope to see them for myself. Last Sunday Michael Godfrey invited me out to Swoope to see them for myself.


Music for the Mountains: Anti-pipeline music festival set for July 18

Friends of Augusta, with Friends of Nelson, Free Nelson, Augusta County Alliance, Wild Virginia, Pipeline Education Group, and Chesapeake Bay Group Sierra Club are together sponsoring Music for the Mountains, an anti-pipeline music festival, on July 18th.

Pipeline fight: Who advocates for the people?

As president of Friends of Augusta, I found it necessary to attend a day of demonstration outside of FERC, not only because of my strong opposition to the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline, but also because of how flawed the process of approving pipelines is.

Friends of Nelson joins grassroots coalition protesting FERC over proposed pipeline

Today, on the steps outside the Washington office of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Friends of Nelson is protesting what it calls FERC’s flagrant disregard for the public in the permitting process for the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline.

Pipeline: A matter of numbers

After many long months, the ACP and Dominion are now releasing details of the proposed pipeline through several West Virginia counties and the Virginia counties of Highland, Augusta, and Nelson.

SELC testifies before Congress on the need to consider the local communities impacted by natural gas pipelines on federal lands

Southern Environmental Law Center Senior Attorney Greg Buppert testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources on Wednesday on the failure of the proposed National Energy Security Corridors Act to account for the significant impacts that natural gas pipelines crossing federal lands would have on the surrounding local communities and private property.


Atlantic Coast Pipeline chooses alternate segments for proposed route: Final push for surveys

The Atlantic Coast Pipeline LLC has identified several alternate route segments as potentially having the least impact to environmental, historic and cultural resources and they are being incorporated into the proposed route of its approximately 550-mile pipeline.

Atlantic Coast Pipeline response to FERC scoping period comments

The Atlantic Coast Pipeline LLC on Tuesday filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission its responses to nearly 28,000 written and oral comments regarding the project.

Dominion confronted by protests outside annual shareholder meeting

As many as 140 protesters from across Virginia and Maryland greeted Dominion Resources executives and board members arriving for the company’s annual shareholder meeting Wednesday morning, in a sign of the growing citizen backlash over the company’s dirty energy investments and dirty politics.

Friends of Nelson asks Dominion Board of Directors, stockholders to drop plans for Atlantic Coast Pipeline

On Wednesday morning, on the steps outside the Dominion Resources Board of Directors and Shareholders Meeting, Friends of Nelson will ask that Dominion drop its plans to build the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.


Consumer Energy Alliance submits 20,000+ comments, urging swift approval of Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Consumer Energy Alliance today submitted more than 20,000 comments to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission urging for the swift approval of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.


New pipeline letters going out to resolve technical issue

The Atlantic Coast Pipeline is drafting new letters to some landowners in Virginia requesting permission to survey their properties to resolve a technical issue: the initial letter requesting permission came from Dominion Transmission Inc. (DTI) rather than the Atlantic Coast Pipeline LLC (ACP).

Free Nelson Responds to Governor McAuliffe’s radio remarks on proposed pipeline

During a March 26 radio interview with Governor McAuliffe in Richmond, a caller asked a question regarding the proposed route for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.

Regulators fail to protect public interest in pipeline process

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) held a scoping meeting in Nelson County on March 18 for affected landowners and the wider community to help define the “scope,” or range, of pipeline impacts that need to be considered in the regulatory process.

Energy East: Worse than Keystone XL?

The Energy East Pipeline is a $12 billion project proposed by TransCanada Corp. that will combine existing, converted natural gas pipelines with new pipeline construction to carry oil some 2,800 miles across Canada from Alberta’s tar sands fields to export terminals in Quebec and New Brunswick.

Environmental groups align efforts to challenge FERC pipeline projects

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is not informing the public about the big picture when it comes to natural gas infrastructure projects related to increased gas drilling in the Marcellus and Utica shale formations according to several environmental groups.


Nelson County pipeline open house postponed by weather

The Atlantic Coast Pipeline is postponing its informational open house that was scheduled for Thursday, March 5, in Lovingston, Va., at the Nelson County High School because of the winter storm that is forecast for Central Virginia.

Nelson County group takes offensive against pipeline surveys

In response to Dominion and Atlantic Coast Pipeline LLC’s latest effort to expedite surveys on hundreds of properties in Nelson County, Nelson County residents are taking the offensive.

Opposition to Dominion’s Atlantic Coast Pipeline on the rise

Dominion’s recent release of proposed “alternative routes” has Nelson County landowners outraged. And so does Dominion’s reliance on eminent domain as the “preferred alternative” to transport vast quantities of natural gas for export.

Dominion offers alternate Nelson County routes for proposed pipeline

The Atlantic Coast Pipeline has identified several potential alternate routes for the interstate natural gas pipeline through Nelson County and parts of Augusta and Buckingham counties.

Dominion touts benefits of Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Consumers and businesses in Virginia and North Carolina could save an estimated $377 million annually in lower energy costs thanks to the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline, according to an analysis by Virginia-based consulting firm ICF International.

Keystone Pipeline: Foreign profits, American risk

Media coverage of the Keystone pipeline is coalescing around a single narrative: environmentalists oppose the pipeline because of climate change concerns, and U.S. construction companies support the pipeline because it creates jobs.