ABRA-CSI SEEKS HELP WITH AERIAL PHOTO REVIEW

ABRA’s Pipeline Compliance Surveillance (CSI) program is seeking assistance from knowledgeable individuals who can participate as CSI Aerial Photo Reviewers. Although we especially seek the help of professionals with erosion and sediment control, stormwater management, and other water-resource backgrounds, the involvement of others is welcomed and encouraged. Aerial Photo Reviewers will Continue Reading →

CROWDSOURCING OVERSIGHT OF ACP CONSTRUCTION

The Pipeline Compliance Surveillance Initiative (CSI), a program of the Allegheny-Blue Ridge Alliance (ABRA), is working to crowdsource oversight of Atlantic Coast Pipeline construction. In support of this effort, ABRA has published the CSI Mapping System 4.0, a unique online geographic information system that includes user-selectable environmental layers and provides Continue Reading →

INDUSTRY-STANDARD NONCOMPLIANCE

The Pipeline Air Force, a component of the Pipeline Compliance Surveillance Initiative (CSI), has conducted multiple surveillance flights over Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) construction areas in West Virginia in recent months. This report includes a small subset of the thousands of aerial photos of ACP construction obtained by the CSI. Continue Reading →

INITIAL SUMMARY OF COMMENTS ON NATIONWIDE 12 PERMITTING FOR ACP AND MVP STREAM CROSSINGS

The Virginia Conservation Network (VCN) has collected  comments submitted in response to the State Water Control Board’s request for public input concerning the Army Corps of Engineers’ Nationwide Permit 12 and where it falls short in upholding state water quality standards and where stream-by-stream reviews are needed for the Atlantic Coast Continue Reading →

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 →