Virginia: Long-awaited environmental justice study calls for ‘a cultural shift’ at DEQ

Pastor Paul Wilson of Union Hill Baptist Church stands in front of a group protesting the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. (Photo© Chesapeake Climate Action Network) Link to original article at Virginia Mercury October 17, 2020 By Sarah Vogelsong, Virginia Mercury An 18-month study of how the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality can incorporate environmental justice intoContinue reading “Virginia: Long-awaited environmental justice study calls for ‘a cultural shift’ at DEQ”

Federal court delays stream crossings for Mountain Valley Pipeline

Link to Original Article from The Roanoke Times October 16, 2020 By Laurence Hammack, The Roanoke Times The on-again, off-again pace of building the Mountain Valley Pipeline is off again. A temporary administrative stay of stream-crossing permits was issued Friday by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. In a brief order, the court saidContinue reading “Federal court delays stream crossings for Mountain Valley Pipeline”

‘Less-than-ideal bedfellows’: Mountain Valley Pipeline Payout Prompts Criticism

Photo: wikipedia.org October 5, 2020 By Elizabeth McGowan, Energy News Network The Appalachian Trail Conservancy expected scrutiny for accepting a $19.5 million gift from the pipeline’s developer but believes time will show it was the right decision.  Maury Johnson has been tangling with a long, skinny, unwelcome intruder — the Mountain Valley Pipeline — onContinue reading “‘Less-than-ideal bedfellows’: Mountain Valley Pipeline Payout Prompts Criticism”

Small Pipeline, Large Worries for Some South Carolina Residents

October 3, 2020 By MICHELLE LIU, Associated Press PAMPLICO, S.C. (AP) — The land agent who arrived at Reatha Jefferson’s door in May, unannounced and unmasked in the middle of the pandemic, told her he was giving her one more chance. The agent was there on behalf of Virginia-based utility giant Dominion Energy. He wantedContinue reading “Small Pipeline, Large Worries for Some South Carolina Residents”

DEP Orders Sunoco to Reroute Pipeline After Marsh Creek Lake Spill

Photo by Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images September 14, 2020 (Updated) By Jon Hurdle, StateImpact Pennsylvania Pennsylvania environmental officials on Friday ordered Sunoco to reroute one of its problem-plagued Mariner East pipelines away from a site where construction spilled more than 8,000 gallons of drilling fluid into a lake and created a 15-foot sink hole. The order from theContinue reading “DEP Orders Sunoco to Reroute Pipeline After Marsh Creek Lake Spill”

Florida: EPA Launches Investigation of Massive Methane Leak

Photo: Andrew Caplan / Gainesville Sun August 21, 2020 By Carlos Anchondo, E&E News EPA is investigating a massive release of methane over northern Florida in May to see whether it violated any requirements of the Clean Air Act, the agency confirmed yesterday. EPA’s Region 4 office — which covers eight states and six tribes — said the release occurredContinue reading “Florida: EPA Launches Investigation of Massive Methane Leak”

Judge Overturns Shutdown of $3B Pipeline Project

WEST CHESTER, PENNSYLVANIA – OCTOBER 6, 2017: Directional drilling machinery for a natural gas liquids pipeline is seen through a window of private residence in Exton, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images) https://www.eenews.net/energywire/2020/08/26/stories/1063712477 August 26, 2020 By Mike Soraghan, E&E News A judge has overruled Pennsylvania environmental regulators and allowed Energy Transfer LP to resume underground drillingContinue reading “Judge Overturns Shutdown of $3B Pipeline Project”

Court Reverses Order to Shut Down Dakota Access Pipeline

Photo: Amy Sisk/Inside Energy https://www.startribune.com/court-reverses-order-to-shut-down-dakota-access-pipeline/572019052/ August 5, 2020 By James MacPherson, Associated Press Bismarck, N.D. — A federal appeals court on Wednesday reversed a judge’s order that shut down the Dakota Access pipeline pending a full environmental review. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit sided with pipeline owner Energy Transfer toContinue reading “Court Reverses Order to Shut Down Dakota Access Pipeline”

No One Is Owning Up to Releasing Cloud of Methane in Florida

Photo: Andrew Caplan / Gainesville Sun https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-07-27/no-one-is-owning-up-to-releasing-cloud-of-methane-in-florida July 27, 2020 By Aaron Clark and Naureen S Malik, Bloomberg Green It was 12 miles wide, invisible to the naked eye and traveled across six counties to Florida’s largest city. And it’s still unclear who — or what — was responsible. The mysterious plume of methane, estimated to total 300 metric tons,Continue reading “No One Is Owning Up to Releasing Cloud of Methane in Florida”

A Look Back: 10 years After The Largest Inland Oil Spill In The U.S.

Photo: NTSB https://www.wkar.org/post/look-back-10-years-after-largest-inland-oil-spill-us#stream/0 July 23, 2020 By Rebecca Williams, Michigan Radio The worst oil spill into an inland waterway in U.S. history happened right here in Michigan, 10 years ago. It happened on a Sunday evening: 5:58 p.m. on July 25, 2010. Enbridge’s Line 6B was carrying diluted bitumen. It’s a dark, thick oil fromContinue reading “A Look Back: 10 years After The Largest Inland Oil Spill In The U.S.”