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”

Vote Delays New Jersey’s Planned First LNG Terminal on Delaware River

Photo: Center for Liquified Natural Gas https://maritime-executive.com/article/vote-delays-new-jersey-s-planned-first-lng-terminal-on-delaware-river By The Maritime Executive , September 10, 2020 Plans for a proposed liquefied natural gas terminal to be located on the Delaware River were again stalled today as the commission overseeing the river voted to delay its initial approval of the project pending an appeal from an environmental group. TheContinue reading “Vote Delays New Jersey’s Planned First LNG Terminal on Delaware River”

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”

U.S. Government Accountability Office Issues Report on LNG Exports

GAO Report on Natural Gas Exports: Updated Guidance and Regulations Could Improve Facility Permitting Processes In 2019, about 39% of U.S. natural gas exports went through export facilities—in which the gas is liquefied and loaded onto ships for transport. Multiple federal agencies regulate export facility design. Federal guidance says that agencies should review regulations everyContinue reading “U.S. Government Accountability Office Issues Report on LNG Exports”

Pennsylvania: Family that Lost Hundreds of Trees to Failed Pipeline Project Settles with Company, Gets Land Back

Photo: Angela Vogel https://stateimpact.npr.org/pennsylvania/2020/07/03/family-lost-hundreds-of-trees-to-failed-pipeline-project-settles-with-company-gets-land-back/ By Susan Phillips, State Impact Pennsylvania, July 3, 2020 A Northeastern Pennsylvania family who watched as work crews, accompanied by armed federal marshals, destroyed their budding maple tree farm to make way for the failed Constitution Pipeline has settled with the company Williams for an undisclosed amount. A federal court hasContinue reading “Pennsylvania: Family that Lost Hundreds of Trees to Failed Pipeline Project Settles with Company, Gets Land Back”

Supreme Court Clears Way for Atlantic Coast Pipeline to Cross Appalachian Trail

Photo: Big Schloss, George Washington National Forest, Virginia. Pat & Chuck Blackley/Alamy Stock Photo By Lyndsey Gilpin, Grist, June 15, 2020 The Atlantic Coast Pipeline can cross under the Appalachian Trail, the United States Supreme Court ruled on Monday. By a 7 to 2 margin, the court reversed a lower court’s decision and upheld a permit grantedContinue reading “Supreme Court Clears Way for Atlantic Coast Pipeline to Cross Appalachian Trail”

U.S. EPA Moves to Curb State Powers to Deny Permits for Energy Projects

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-epa-water-energy/u-s-epa-moves-to-curb-state-powers-to-deny-permits-for-energy-projects-idUSKBN238367 By Valerie Volcovici, Reuters, June 1, 2020 WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Andrew Wheeler signed on Monday a rule limiting state powers to block energy infrastructure projects, setting up a fight with some Democratic governors who say Washington is stripping their ability to protect their states’ interests and combat climate change.Continue reading “U.S. EPA Moves to Curb State Powers to Deny Permits for Energy Projects”

For the Ohio River Valley, an Ethane Storage Facility in Texas Is Either a Model or a Cautionary Tale

Photo: An early rendering of the Mountaineer NGL site in Ohio, MOUNTAINEER NGL James Bruggers, Inside Climate News April 10, 2020 https://insideclimatenews.org/news/09042020/ethane-plant-appalachia-mont-belvieu-texas The Trump administration and industry leaders have pointed to a major petrochemical storage complex outside Houston as a model for the upper Ohio River Valley. If only they could find a place likeContinue reading “For the Ohio River Valley, an Ethane Storage Facility in Texas Is Either a Model or a Cautionary Tale”