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 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 →

DEQ’S “REASONABLE ASSURANCE” IN QUESTION

The DPMC has written to Virginia Department of Environmental Quality Director, David Paylor, insisting that recent information provided by the Department of Conservation and Recreation be entered into the official record for the Clean Water Act Section 401 Water Quality Certification for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. The DCR letter, submitted to FERC on August 21st, Continue Reading →

VIRGINIA DEQ HAS MISLEAD THE PUBLIC AGAIN

Dominion is gaming the system and the McAuliffe administration’s DEQ is playing along. As we recently stated: the organizations and experts working with the DPMC have persistently expressed doubts that a project on the scale of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, constructed across the steep Appalachian mountains, can be built without Continue Reading →

DO NOT CEDE VIRGINIA’S CLEAN WATER ACT AUTHORITY TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

Charlottesville, VA— The Southern Environmental Law Center, Shenandoah Valley Network, Virginia Conservation Network and more than 75 other environmental, conservation, and public advocacy groups that represent tens of thousands of Virginians have signed on to a letter urging the Commonwealth to require individual 401 certification review for wetland and stream crossings in Continue Reading →

BLATANT CONFLICT OF INTEREST

The organizations and experts working with the DPMC have persistently expressed doubts that a project on the scale of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, constructed across the steep Appalachian mountains, can be built without significant long-term harm to the region’s high-quality streams, wetlands, and groundwater resources. Although Dominion and its supporters Continue Reading →

REQUIRED APPLICATION INFORMATION

On May 15, 2017, the Dominion Pipeline Monitoring Coalition (DPMC) sent a letter to David Paylor, Director of the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), describing some of the information that companies proposing the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) and the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) must submit with applications for Clean Continue Reading →

WE KNOW BETTER

Governor McAuliffe pleads with us to believe he’s impotent to protect Virginians and our natural treasures from the harms that would accompany the Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast Pipelines. We know better. Why has the Governor claimed for so many months that only federal officials could affect the fates of Continue Reading →