GUIDANCE FOR MONITORING WATER SUPPLIES

The Allegheny-Blue Ridge Alliance (ABRA) has released a report for landowners and water providers concerned about the potential impacts of pipeline development on water supplies. The report, Guidance for Monitoring Effects of Gas Pipeline Development on Surface Water and Groundwater Supplies, was prepared by Downstream Strategies, a West Virginia-based environmental Continue Reading →

MONITORING THREATENED WATER SUPPLIES

Among the significant concerns about the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline is the potential for damage to private and public water supplies. Although Dominion indicates that it will monitor the quality and quantity of water supply springs and wells, the information it has provided about its monitoring plans is evasive or incomplete. It’s clear that Continue Reading →

SIGNIFICANT ISSUES

The effectiveness of standard measures for mitigation of water resource impacts associated with pipeline construction is a significant issue that needs to be systematically examined during EIS preparation. The EIS should analyze the provisions, implementation, and effectiveness of water-related environmental laws, regulations, and best management practices that apply to pipeline Continue Reading →