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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...

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 e...

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 devel...

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 Com...

Georgia passes modern-day fracking protections into law

This week, Governor Nathan Deal signed Georgia’s first bill governing fracking into law, updating the state’s antiquated drilling regulations to...

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...

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 construc...

Conservation groups file challenge to National Forest Service’s hasty pipeline decision

This week SELC and The Sierra Club, on behalf of a coalition of conservation groups, filed suit in federal court against the National Forest Serv...

Coalition sues FERC over ACP decision

SELC and Appalachian Mountain Advocates filed a challenge in federal court today on behalf of 11 conservation groups challenging the Federal Ener...

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 S...

Another Virginia county votes for stringent restrictions on gas drilling and fracking

On Monday night, the Westmoreland County Board of Supervisors voted to update both its comprehensive plan and zoning ordinance to better protect...

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 Pipelin...

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