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Union Hill has day in court

Today, SELC was before the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals challenging the state’s permit for a polluting compressor station sited in the historic African-American community of Union Hill, Virginia. The compressor station is part of the proposed Atl...

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U.S. Supreme Court agrees to hear case on unnecessary and destructive Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Today, the nation’s highest court agreed to review a lower court decision, which revoked a U.S. Forest Service permit for the unnecessary and destructive Atlantic Coast Pipeline. The original ruling by the  Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals stated the...

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Supreme Court agrees to hear case on risky Atlantic Coast Pipeline

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to review a lower court decision that revoked a U.S. Forest Service permit for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP). The ruling by the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals stated the Forest Service lacked...

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The case against the Atlantic Coast Pipeline

It’s harmful, obsolete, costly, and its future is uncertain. SELC and our partners have maintained for years that the risky and unnecessary Atlantic Coast Pipeline should not be built. Now you can find the supporting research and legal documentation...

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Federal court strikes down Atlantic Coast Pipeline permit

We’ve long argued against the necessity of the poorly-routed Atlantic Coast Pipeline, which slices through environmentally sensitive and sacred areas on its way from West Virginia, through Virginia, and into North Carolina. Today’s Fourth Circuit Cou...

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Federal Court Strikes Down ACP Permit

RICHMOND, VA — Today, the Southern Environmental Law Center on behalf of clients Defenders of Wildlife, Sierra Club and the Virginia Wilderness Committee won a case against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals...

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Virginia Senators, Reps urged to protect Appalachian Trail

Yesterday more than 50 organizations from across the state called on Virginia Senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner and Virginia’s members of the House of Representatives to push back on the political pressure Dominion Energy is exerting in an effort to...

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Virginia Senators Urged to Protect Appalachian Trail

WASHINGTON, DC — Today more than 50 organizations from across the state called on Virginia Senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner and Virginia’s members of the House of Representatives to push back on Dominion Energy’s political pressure seeking...

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SELC argues problematic pipeline permit again in federal court

Today SELC was before a federal court in Richmond for oral arguments in the case addressing the Atlantic Coast Pipeline’s impacts to endangered species. These species, which are facing unprecedented threats, require intact habitats and occupy some of...

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Court rejects pipeline developers’ request to overturn AT decision

The Fourth Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals declined to reconsider its December ruling that the U.S. Forest Service lacked authority to authorize the Atlantic Coast Pipeline from crossing the Appalachian Trail. The request came from pipeline deve...

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Court Rejects ACP Request to Overturn Appalachian Trail Decision

RICHMOND VA— Today, the Fourth Circuit declined to reconsider its December ruling that the U.S. Forest Service lacked authority to authorize the Atlantic Coast Pipeline from crossing the Appalachian Trail. The Court also found that Atlantic and the...

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Environmental injustice at heart of Union Hill gathering

Rev. Dr. William Barber, the president of Repairers of the Breach and co-chair of the national Poor People’s Campaign, and former Vice President Al Gore visited Buckingham, Virginia this week to shine a light on the community surrounding a planned pi...

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Union Hill community group challenges Virginia Air Board decision

On Friday, SELC filed a challenge to the Virginia Air Pollution Control Board’s decision to approve Dominion’s Atlantic Coast Pipeline Buckingham County compressor station. The filing was made on behalf of Friends of Buckingham. “The Air Board has r...

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Union Hill Community Challenges Virginia Air Board Decision

Richmond, VA — Today the Southern Environmental Law Center, on behalf of its client the Friends of Buckingham, challenged the Virginia Air Pollution Control Board’s decision to approve Dominion’s Atlantic Coast Pipeline Buckingham County compressor...

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Park Service Abandons Defense of Latest Pipeline Permit

Richmond, VA — The National Park Service has voluntarily abandoned its defense of the agency’s latest permit for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline to cross the Blue Ridge Parkway. NPS issued the revised permit after the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, in...

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Federal Court Throws Out Approval of ACP Through National Forests

RICHMOND, VA— Today the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals vacated the US Forest Service’s federal approval for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline to cross two national forests and the Appalachian Trail. The Atlantic Coast Pipeline is a 600 mile-long $7...

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Federal court throws out pipeline’s Forest Service approval

Today the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals vacated a federal approval for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline to cross two national forests and part of the Appalachian Trail.  

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Federal Court Throws Out Forest Service Permit, Rules Agency Can’t Authorize Crossing AT

RICHMOND, VA— Today the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals vacated a federal approval for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline to cross two national forests, including parts of the Appalachian Trail.    "The George Washington National Forest, Monongahela...

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Virginia officials reject Dominion IRP and ACP construction halted

Today the Virginia State Corporation Commission issued an order rejecting Dominion Energy’s Integrated Resource Plan, which lays out the utility’s plans for meeting energy needs for years to come in Virginia. This is the first time the Virginia SCC h...

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Virginia SCC Rejects Dominion IRP and ACP Construction is Halted

Richmond, VA— Today the Virginia State Corporation Commission issued an order rejecting Dominion Energy’s Integrated Resource Plan, which lays out the utility’s plans for meeting energy needs for years to come in Virginia. This is the first time the...

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SELC op-ed: Dominion desperate to get the pipeline built before the facts catch up with it

The latest report from Dominion estimates building the Atlantic Coast Pipeline will cost $7 billion. Dominion customers will bear the burden of those costs on their monthly bills for years to come. Meanwhile, as an air permit for a compressor statio...

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ACP Construction Halted in National Forest

Richmond, VA— The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has granted a stay of the National Forest Service decisions allowing Atlantic Coast Pipeline construction.  The stay puts an immediate stop to any construction in the National Forest until an appeal...

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SELC challenges new, rushed permits for Atlantic Coast Pipeline

A project of the magnitude of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline can’t move forward with slapdash permits, recycled from project to project. So SELC was back before the courts today, this time filing legal challenges to newly issued permits from the Nationa...

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SELC Challenges New Rushed Permits for Atlantic Coast Pipeline

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – The Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC), on behalf of Sierra Club, Defenders of Wildlife, and Virginia Wilderness Committee, filed legal challenges today in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit to new permits...

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Agencies Rush Out New Permits for Atlantic Coast Pipeline

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – The National Park Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have issued new permits for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, according to Atlantic’s filings with FERC today.  The filings come just weeks after the Fourth Circuit...

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Community voices their opposition as Virginia officials consider pipeline infrastructure

Last night members of the Virginia Air Board and staff from the Department of Environmental Quality heard person after person voice their opposition to a proposed compressor station in Buckingham County. The compressor station is an industrial facili...

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Virginia community rallies against pipeline’s compressor station

Many residents of Union Hill, a tiny community in Buckingham County founded by formerly enslaved people following the end of the Civil War, are fighting plans to put a compressor station for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline nearby. "We have one church wi...

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Virginia Water Board looks the other way on pipeline problems

The Virginia State Water Control Board gave up an important opportunity Tuesday when it chose not to take steps to amend or revoke water permits for the Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley Pipelines. The 4-3 decision against the motion to begin the am...

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VA Water Board Squanders Opportunity to Protect Virginians

RICHMOND, VA – The Southern Environmental Law Center released the following statement after the Virginia State Water Control Board’s decision not to take steps to amend or revoke the water certifications for the Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley...

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FERC faces court challenge on Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Today, SELC and Appalachian Mountain Advocates, on behalf of 13 conservation groups, filed suit against the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for its approval of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) and its refusal to look behind Dominion’s inflated...

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FERC Faces Fourth Circuit Court Challenge on ACP

WASHINGTON, DC— Today, the Southern Environmental Law Center and Appalachian Mountain Advocates on behalf of a group of 13 conservation organizations filed suit against the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for its approval of the Atlantic Coast...

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Pipeline construction stopped

The federal government has ordered Dominion and Duke Energy to stop all construction on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. The decision comes on the heels of another stop-work order from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on the Mountain Valley Pipel...

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FERC Orders Construction to Stop on Entire Route of Atlantic Coast Pipeline

WASHINGTON, DC— Today the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ordered all construction halted on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline following a ruling from the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals throwing out developers’ National Park Service permit. “FERC...

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Federal court throws out another key pipeline permit

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals today threw out the National Park Service’s permit for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline in a case argued by SELC on behalf of the Sierra Club, Defenders of Wildlife, and the Virginia Wilderness Committee. The court also...

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State Agency Quietly Weakened Pipeline Water Restrictions

Charlottesville, VA—The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, in the closing days of the McAuliffe administration, rolled back restrictions on construction in streams to help Dominion and Atlantic Coast Pipeline developers move the...

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Virginia officials quietly weakened pipeline standards protecting water

Amid all the hearings, protests, meetings, and headlines bringing attention to the Atlantic Coast Pipeline project, one aspect of the plans was kept under wraps. Until recently, Virginia officials had not made public their concession to roll back res...

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Pipeline explosion reignites concerns

Dominion Energy is putting itself in danger of liability as it attempts to barrel ahead with construction of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline despite a recent ruling that raises the question of whether the developer holds a valid construction permit. SELC...

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Dominion exaggerates pipeline job numbers

As Dominion Energy runs TV ads touting jobs created by building the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, closer examination shows those numbers are a gross exaggeration. The Daily Progress recently published a letter from SELC Senior Attorney Greg Buppert outlin...

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FERC Should Stand by its Order

Charlottesville, VA—Today, Atlantic Coast Pipeline developers submitted a response to a Federal Regulatory Energy Commission request for more information after the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals vacated a permit issued by the Fish and...

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FERC weighs whether Atlantic Coast Pipeline construction can continue

In the latest development around the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, a letter from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has given the pipeline developers five days to provide more information. This move is in response to a federal appeals court ruling,...

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SELC Responds to FERC Letter Sent to Pipeline Developers

The Southern Environmental Law Center has issued the following statement in response to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s most recent letter issued to Atlantic Coast Pipeline Developers: "According to the Federal Regulatory Commission's...

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Atlantic Coast Pipeline Developers Constructing with Invalid Permit

RICHMOND, VA – The US Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision to invalidate the United States Fish and Wildlife Service’s review of Dominion and Duke Energy’s fracked-gas pipeline. Without a valid permit Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP)...

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Court finds key permit needed for pipeline construction invalid

The U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has issued an order in a case argued by SELC on behalf of Defenders of Wildlife, Virginia Wilderness Committee, and Sierra Club. The three-judge panel found the United States Fish and Wildlife Service’s limit...

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State wades back into pipeline permits in Virginia

In a bold move, the Virginia State Water Control Board has voted to open a public comment period to review the adequacy of controversial federal water permits issued to the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) and Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) projects. Bo...

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FERC Denies Dominion Request to Keep Cutting Trees

Charlottesville, VA—Today, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission sent a strong message and denied Dominion and Atlantic Coast Pipeline developers’ request to extend their tree-cutting window to May 15, 2018. “FERC made the right decision today...

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SCC Accepts Evidence that Pipeline Will Cost Virginians $2 Billion

Charlottesville, VA— The Virginia State Corporation Commission today accepted evidence that Dominion’s plans for building the Atlantic Coast Pipeline will indeed be passed on to customers in Virginia. The expert testimony describing the $2 Billion...

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SELC, Appalachian Mountain Advocates ask court to halt pipeline construction

Today SELC and Appalachian Mountain Advocates, on behalf of their clients, asked the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond to halt construction of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline until the court decides whether the Federal Energy Regulatory Commiss...

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FERC Must Halt ACP Construction and Call Rehearing

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA — Today the Southern Environmental Law Center and Appalachian Mountain Advocates on behalf of their client conservation and environmental groups asked the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals to halt construction by Atlantic Coast...

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Conservation Groups File Challenge to National Forest Service’s Hasty Decision

Richmond, VA— Today, the Southern Environmental Law Center and The Sierra Club on behalf of a coalition of conservation groups filed suit in federal court against the National Forest Service over a grant recently issued to developers of the fracked...

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FERC Faces Legal Challenge Over ACP Decision

Charlottesville, VA— The Southern Environmental Law Center and Appalachian Mountain Advocates filed a challenge in federal court on behalf of 11 conservation groups challenging the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s decision to permit the...

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Legal challenges filed targeting state and federal Atlantic Coast Pipeline approvals

SELC and Appalachian Mountain Advocates, on behalf of a coalition of community and conservation groups, filed a legal challenge to the Virginia State Water Control Board’s approval of a water quality certification for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline....

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​Legal Challenges Filed Targeting Atlantic Coast Pipeline Approvals

Charlottesville, VA – The Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) and Appalachian Mountain Advocates, on behalf of a coalition of community and conservation groups, filed a legal challenge to the Virginia State Water Control Board’s approval of a...

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SELC Statement on Potential Purchase of SCANA by Dominion Energy

CHARLESTON, SC — A Dominion Energy purchase of SCANA would still force South Carolina power customers to pay for a nuclear plant that will never produce power, and it will likely be a springboard to driving Dominion’s controversial, unneeded and...

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Legality questionable in Virginia State Water Control Board’s pipeline decision

Today the Virginia State Water Control Board issued a 4-3 vote to conditionally approve the Clean Water Act permit for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. This decision was made hastily and without providing any clarity to new language presented by the...

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New Information Shows Utility Profits, Not Need, is Behind $5.5 Billion Pipeline

Chapel Hill, N.C. – New information from Duke Energy shows that utility customers in North Carolina do not need the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. Duke’s recent Integrated Resource Plan shows there is a drastic reduction in the forecast for electricity...

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Local and citizen groups object to N.C. DEQ’s flawed permit for $5.5 billion Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Update (12/7): This week North Carolina Division of Air Quality withheld, for the time being, its approval for the Northampton compressor station and requested more information from developers. The agency’s questions reflect criticisms outlined in...

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Forest Service decision on Atlantic Coast Pipeline puts National Forests at risk

SELC strongly opposes the U.S. Forest Service decision today to approve the Atlantic Coast Pipeline project, a natural gas pipeline slated to cut through 600-miles of West Virginia, Virginia, and North Carolina, including lands in the Appalachian...

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Atlantic Coast Pipeline Decision Puts National Forests at Risk

Charlottesville, Va. – The Southern Environmental Law Center strongly opposes today’s U.S. Forest Service decision to approve the Atlantic Coast Pipeline Project (ACP), a natural gas pipeline slated to cut through 600-miles of West Virginia,...

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Groups take legal action against FERC on Atlantic Coast Pipeline

SELC, in conjunction with a coalition of affected land owners and conservation groups, today filed a request for rehearing urging the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to reconsider its approval of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, a massive...

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SELC op-ed: Construction of Atlantic Coast Pipeline will destroy lands, endanger state’s waters

Recently Senior Attorney Greg Buppert highlighted the key decisions on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline pending before the Virginia State Water Control Board in a letter published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Written with Peggy Sanner, senior attorney...

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FERC Approves Unnecessary and Destructive Pipelines

Charlottesville, VA - Late Friday the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued its permits for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and Moutain Valley Pipeline projects. The Southern Environmental Law Center, which had petitioned FERC for an evidentiary...

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Breaking: FERC approves contested pipeline permits

Late Friday the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued its permits for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and Mountain Valley Pipeline projects. Commissioner Cheryl LaFleur offered a dissenting opinion. The pipeline is slated to carry natural gas...

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Dominion Energy’s contrived need for natural gas on display again

A recent recording revealed that a Dominion representative made allusions to expanding the Atlantic Coast Pipeline beyond North Carolina, into South Carolina. This latest revelation adds to mounting evidence and concern that there is no real need...

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Dominion doesn’t deny preparing to charge customers $2B for pipeline construction

Virginia regulators just finished hearing three days of testimony about utilities’ long-term plans across the Commonwealth. Most notably, testimony established that Dominion Energy’s own data show construction of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline would...

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Lack of key info leads to roadblock for N.C. pipeline permit

Pipeline developers’ plans to begin construction on the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline in November were thwarted last week by the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality when the agency issued a request for more information before...

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Explore the stories of people in the path of the pipeline

For the Harris family, it was when Dominion Energy told them they would be bulldozing just behind their kids’ swing set, despite the parents’ objections. For Hazel Palmer, it was when she realized Dominion Energy could sue her for not letting them...

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Virginia lawmakers, conservation groups call on DEQ to deny pipeline’s water certification

SELC, on behalf of more than a dozen conservation groups, is calling on the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality to protect the water quality of communities across the state. In comments submitted Tuesday, SELC outlined the potential dangers...

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Virginia Lawmakers, Conservation Groups Call on DEQ to Deny Pipeline’s Water Certification

Charlottesville, VA — The Southern Environmental Law Center, on behalf of more than a dozen conservation groups, is calling on the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality to protect the water quality of communities across the state. In comments...

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Federal court rules FERC must consider greenhouse gas emissions from pipelines

Today the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit vacated a 2016 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approval of three natural gas pipeline segments in the Southeast. Similar to the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline, the vast majority of the gas...

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Federal Court Rules FERC Must Consider Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Pipelines

Charlottesville, VA — Today the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D. C. Circuit vacated a 2016 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approval of three natural gas pipeline segments in the Southeast.  Similar to the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline, the...

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Dominion Puts Profits Ahead of Public Necessity

Charlottesville, VA — Expert analysis filed with the Virginia State Corporation Commission today reveals that Dominion customers will end up paying anywhere between $1.6 to 2.3 billion in unneeded costs if Dominion Energy builds the Atlantic Coast...

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FERC confirmations raise threat of fast-tracking pipelines

The U.S. Senate confirmed Neil Chatterjee, a Senate aide to majority leader Mitch McConnell, and Robert Powelson, a Pennsylvania utility executive, for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) before adjourning for August recess last night....

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FERC Should Not Fast Track Pending Pipeline Decisions Under Newly Confirmed Leadership

Charlottesville, VA - The Southern Environmental Law Center released the following statement on the Senate’s confirmation today of Neil Chatterjee and Rob Powelson for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Today’s confirmations restores...

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SELC, Sierra Club ask N.C. officials to scrutinize utility deals claiming need for $5B ACP

SELC, on behalf of the Sierra Club, filed a motion with the North Carolina Utilities Commission urging the commission to reconsider its approval of natural gas contracts for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. Duke Energy Carolinas, Duke Energy Progress,...

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Groups Ask N.C. Utilities Commission to Scrutinize Deals Utilities Made with Themselves

Chapel Hill, N.C.--The Southern Environmental Law Center, on behalf of the Sierra Club, filed a motion with the North Carolina Utilities Commission urging the Commission to reconsider its approval of contracts that Duke Energy Carolinas, Duke Energy...

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FERC Shirks its Responsibility to Public Interest

Charlottesville, VA—The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is plowing forward by granting next steps to project developers of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline without considering whether a new natural gas pipeline in our region is necessary. FERC...

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With ACP review, FERC shirks its responsibility to public interest

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is plowing forward by granting next steps to project developers of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline without considering whether a new natural gas pipeline in our region is necessary. FERC issued an Environmental...

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Large coalition implores governor, state environmental agency to protect Virginia waters

SELC 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 review under the Clean Water Act for wetland...

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Large coalition implores Governor McAuliffe and the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality to

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...

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SELC requests FERC hearing as Dominion, Duke Energy look to build ACP on the backs of customers

SELC, on behalf of its clients, filed a motion asking that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission hold a hearing on the legitimacy of Dominion and Duke Energy’s natural gas demand claims as a basis for building the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. “If...

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SELC Requests FERC Hearing as Dominion, Duke Energy Look to Build ACP on the Backs of Customers

Charlottesville, VA – The Southern Environmental Law Center, on behalf of its clients, is filing a motion asking that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission hold a hearing on the legitimacy of Dominion and Duke Energy’s natural gas demand claims...

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Pipelines threaten hundreds of waterways in Virginia

In a stunning admission yesterday, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality said that it is not planning to require individual water-quality certifications for the Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley natural gas pipelines. Environmental and...

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Federal agency fails to assess need for pipeline and its environmental impacts

The fate of Dominion Power’s unnecessary and environmentally risky Atlantic Coast Pipeline project is now in the hands of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or FERC. The public comment period for responding to FERC’s draft Environmental...

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Dominion pipeline proposal undermines Virginia’s conservation easements

The latest route Dominion is pursuing for its Atlantic Coast Pipeline would directly conflict with the terms of open-space easements the Virginia Outdoors Foundation (VOF) holds on several conservation properties across the central Appalachians.   ...

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FERC takes next step to advance unwanted, unneeded Atlantic Coast Pipeline

SELC, along with a coalition of dozens of concerned groups, is condemning the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s draft review of the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline, issued today. In claiming that the project’s numerous adverse environmental...

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SELC challenges Atlantic Coast Pipeline route

Robbie Koontz pulls on a ballcap as she sits to talk. Her hair is falling out and she’s a little embarrassed. “My doctor says it is due to stress,” she said. “It is just constant. We can’t get away from it.” The stress is over Dominion Virginia...

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Buppert: Experts find pipelines aren’t needed

Below is an excerpt from Senior Attorney Greg Buppert's op-ed in The Roanoke Times Sunday. The piece highlights a new report from Synapse Energy Economics showing that current natural gas infrastructure can meet regional demand at least through...

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Study: Proposed Interstate Natural Gas Pipelines Not Needed

Afton, VA – A new study of the mid-Atlantic’s demand for natural gas reveals that two proposed and highly controversial interstate pipelines are not needed because existing pipelines can supply more than enough fuel to power the region through 2030....

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New report shows demand doesn’t justify new natural gas pipelines

Two controversial pipeline projects that would cut through a combined 850 miles of mid-Atlantic countryside are not needed to meet the region’s future energy demands, according to a report by independent energy experts that was released Monday. ...

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New chance to weigh in on controversial Atlantic Coast Pipeline

The public has another chance to weigh in on Dominion’s proposed—and heavily opposed—Atlantic Coast Pipeline, a massive natural gas route that would span nearly 600 miles from West Virginia to North Carolina. Local communities have intensely...

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New pipeline route proposed by Dominion

Today Dominion announced its proposed route change for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, following the recent rejection of the prior route by the U.S. Forest Service, which has jurisdiction over the National Forests impacted by the pipeline route. ...

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Groups Applaud U.S. Forest Service Decision to Reject Atlantic Coast Pipeline Route through National

Charlottesville, VA- The Allegheny-Blue Ridge Alliance issues the following statement in response to the U.S. Forest Service’s January 19, 2016, letter rejecting the proposed route of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline: The Allegheny-Blue Ridge Alliance...

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Forest Service rejects Atlantic Coast Pipeline route

Today, the U.S. Forest Service rejected developers’ preferred path for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline through the George Washington and Monongahela National Forests. The Forest Service letter to the developers said the pipeline is not in line with its...

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Big-picture perspective needed as pipeline proposals advance

Friday energy companies filed a formal request with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for permission to build the 564-mile Atlantic Coast Pipeline, despite intense opposition from local communities. The pipeline is one of four projects slated...

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New Study Questions Economic Benefit Claims of Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Charlottesville, VA—The claimed economic benefits of the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) are overstated, lack sufficient supporting data, and fail to account for environmental and societal costs, according to a newly released analysis by...

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New study questions economic benefit claims of Atlantic Coast Pipeline

The claimed economic benefits of the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) are overstated, lack sufficient supporting data, and fail to account for environmental and societal costs, according to a new analysis by Synapse Energy Economics. The...

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SELC testifies before Congress on the impact of gas pipelines on local communities

Today Senior Attorney Greg Buppert testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources on the significant impacts that natural gas pipelines crossing federal lands would have on the surrounding local...

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Coalition Forms Over Proposed Dominion Pipeline

A coalition of 22 organizations from across Virginia and West Virginia has formed the Allegheny-Blue Ridge Alliance in response to the September 2 announcement of the proposed 550-mile natural gas pipeline from Harrison County, WV, to Robeson...

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