The SCIENCE IS MISSING

DEQ’s waterbody crossing conclusions are without valid support. The Dominion Pipeline Monitoring Coalition has issued a new report entitled The Agency Has No Records . . . DEQ’s Failure to Use Sound Science to Protect Virginian’s from Pipeline Threats.  The report describes Virginia DEQ’s responses to a series of records Continue Reading →

ONLINE RESOURCES: AN UPDATE

The following online resources are available to citizens who are contending with the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and other major pipelines in the central Appalachian region: 1) Pipeline Incident Report form An online submission form is available for citizen reports concerning stream impacts and noncompliance with environmental requirements for pipeline construction. The Continue Reading →

COMMENTING ON THE ADEQUACY OF THE ARMY CORPS PERMIT FOR STREAM AND WETLAND CROSSINGS

Wild Virginia has published guidance for citizen comments to the Virginia State Water Control Board on the the adequacy of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nationwide Permit 12 FOR protecting streams and wetlands crossed by the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and the Mountain Valley Pipeline. A 30-day comment was announced Continue Reading →

GOVERNOR NORTHAM: STAND WITH YOUR CITIZEN BOARD, RESPECT ITS AUTHORITY

On April 23, 2018, the DPMC sent a letter asking Governor Ralph Northam to order the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to carry out the commands of the Virginia State Water Control Board (Board) to ensure additional and necessary reviews and protections for destructive pipeline proposals. The Board ordered DEQ Continue Reading →

DOMINION’S ASSAULT ON THE BLUE RIDGE

As reported previously, aerial photographs of apparent unauthorized construction work where Dominion Energy proposes to drill through the Blue Ridge Mountains for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline  were obtained during recent surveillance flights conducted by the Pipeline Compliance Surveillance Initiative (CSI), a program of the Allegheny-Blue Ridge Alliance (ABRA). Requests for Continue Reading →

PIPELINE COMPLIANCE SURVEILLANCE INITIATIVE

The Pipeline Compliance Surveillance Initiative (CSI) is a program developed by the Allegheny-Blue Ridge Alliance and its member organizations to support citizen efforts to ensure strict application of environmental laws and regulations in the construction and operation of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP). Pipeline CSI will focus first on the Continue Reading →

PIPELINE CSI: Allegheny-Blue Ridge Alliance Announces March 3rd Meeting Agenda

Allegheny-Blue Ridge Alliance’s (ABRA) special meeting to unveil details about the new Pipeline Compliance Surveillance Initiative (CSI) will also feature a panel discussion on the status of various legal challenges on government agency decisions made about the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. The meeting will take place on Saturday, March 3, from Continue Reading →

PIPELINE CSI: A New Level of Citizen Oversight

PRESS RELEASE (1/22/18):  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.  The objective of the Pipeline Compliance Surveillance Initiative (Pipeline CSI) is to ensure strict Continue Reading →