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 →

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 →

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 →