The Allegheny-Blue Ridge Alliance (ABRA) has written to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission endorsing the position of the U.S. Forest Service in its refusal to utilize soils data collected for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. In addition, the ABRA letter to FERC raises serious concerns about the ACP developer’s ability to responsibly build the proposed pipeline, given a “cavalier attitude by the company toward providing required information to government agencies on a timely basis.”
There is, the ABRA letter contends, “strong evidence of purposeful deceit” by the ACP developers.
The ABRA letter further asks “what assurances do affected communities and land owners along the route have that the evaluations made about water, the stability of steep mountain terrains and karst geological formations, species habitat impacts and effects on cultural and historical locations will be reliably conducted?”
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Earlier articles and commentary
RICHMOND TIMES DISPATCH, 11/6/16
Forest Service Accuses Atlantic Coast Pipeline of Misrepresentation . . .
STAUNTON NEWS LEADER, 11/6/15
Forest Service Concerned Over Pipeline Soil Surveys
CHARLOTTESVILLE DAILY PROGRESS, 11/9/15
Surveys for Pipeline Are Crucial Step
CHARLESTON GAZETTE-MAIL, 11/15/15
Forest Service Deems Soil Testing for Planned Pipeline Useless . . .