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 approximately 200-mile section of the proposed ACP route extending from Harrison County in West Virginia to Buckingham County in Virginia. The extreme earth disturbance required for construction of the ACP in this area of steep mountain sides, high-quality streams, and karst valleys presents an unacceptable risk to water resources.
General Objectives and Methods
- To encourage and support citizen efforts to ensure strict application of environmental laws and regulations during pipeline construction across our steep mountains, karst valleys, high-quality surface waters, and vulnerable groundwater supplies.
- To successfully promote effective regulatory and judicial oversight of pipeline construction through collection and submission of evidence-grade information concerning noncompliance with, or failure of, required environmental protection practices.
- To evaluate, document, and communicate the performance limitations of required or available environmental protection practices during pipeline construction in extreme mountain landscape.
For more information about the Pipeline CSI and opportunities to contribute to the effort, see http://pipelineupdate.org/csi-volunteer.
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