DPMC TO SEEK COURT ORDER COMPELLING VA OFFICIALS TO PROVIDE PIPELINE INFORMATION

DPMC has prepared a petition for filing with the Virginia Circuit Court in Richmond to compel Virginia environmental officials to provide information about regulatory reviews of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP and the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP). The petition, which has been sent in advance to Angela Navarro, Deputy Secretary Continue Reading →

DERELICTION OF DUTY

Examination of the Columbia Gas of Virginia pipeline project over Peters Mountain in Giles County is informative with respect to both careless pipeline construction practices and regulatory system failure. It was thus surprising to see the recent op-ed piece by company spokesman, Robert Innes, who objects to our complaints about the project. Why Continue Reading →

MONITORING THREATENED WATER SUPPLIES

Among the significant concerns about the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline is the potential for damage to private and public water supplies. Although Dominion indicates that it will monitor the quality and quantity of water supply springs and wells, the information it has provided about its monitoring plans is evasive or incomplete. It’s clear that Continue Reading →

ACP – ENVIRONMENTAL MAPPING SYSTEM

The ACP-EMS is an online interactive map depicting environmental risks and sensitivities associated with the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline. The purpose of the ACP-EMS is to organize and provide access to environmental information and to support engagement in ACP permitting and oversight. The geographic focus of the ACP-EMS includes approximately Continue Reading →

FOREST SERVICE: DILIGENCE AND STEWARDSHIP

The Forest Service has rejected the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline route through the Monongahela and George Washington National Forests. The Forest Service specifically determined that the proposed route does not meet minimum requirements of initial screening criteria for special use of National Forest System lands in West Virginia and Virginia. The decision Continue Reading →

TIS THE SEASON

The Dominion Pipeline Monitoring Coalition has initiated the Twelve Days of Accountability. On each of 12 days beginning in mid-December we are submitting at least one Freedom of Information Act Request (FOIA) to Virginia state officials and agencies responsible for oversight of pipeline construction. With regulatory approvals for both the Atlantic Continue Reading →

“WE DO THE RIGHT THING; ALWAYS HAVE”

The Virginia DEQ only inspects pipeline projects on a “complaint driven basis.” In an effort to determine just how this works and to address an immediate and serious environmental problem, the DPMC filed a complaint with the DEQ on November 11, 2015 concerning non-compliance with erosion and sediment control and stormwater Continue Reading →

REGULATORY SYSTEM TEST

The Dominion Pipeline Monitoring Coalition has submitted a complaint and request for enforcement to the Virginia DEQ concerning non-compliance with Virginia erosion and sediment control and stormwater management requirements at the Columbia Gas of Virginia (CGV) pipeline construction project on Peters Mountain in Giles County. CGV failed to prepare and adhere to Continue Reading →