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”

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”

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”

DEVELOPING STORY: Court orders a shut down and removal of oil from the Dakota Access Pipeline

Photo: Amy Sisk/Inside Energy https://indiancountrytoday.com/news/court-orders-a-shut-down-and-removal-of-oil-from-the-dakota-access-pipeline-KkDdhNzafUONvPvkmBc66A Order says Dakota Access assumed much of its economic risk knowingly, and the potential harm each day the pipeline operates. Indian Country Today, July 6, 2020 A federal judge has ordered the Dakota Access Pipeline to shut down and remove all oil within 30 days, a huge win for StandingContinue reading “DEVELOPING STORY: Court orders a shut down and removal of oil from the Dakota Access Pipeline”

Energy Companies Abandon Long-Delayed Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Photo: Steve Helber, AP file photo https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/atlantic-coast-pipeline-canceled/2020/07/05/da1c0f40-bef5-11ea-b178-bb7b05b94af1_story.html By Erin Cox and Gregory S. Schneider, Washington Post, July 5, 2020 The two energy companies behind the controversial 600-mile Atlantic Coast Pipeline on Sunday abandoned their six-year bid to build it, saying the project has become too costly and the regulatory environment too uncertain to justify further investment. The natural-gasContinue reading “Energy Companies Abandon Long-Delayed Atlantic Coast Pipeline”

Columbia Gas Sentenced in Connection with September 2018 Gas Explosions in Merrimack Valley

Photo: Nina Flores and jliss 1979 via CNN June 23, 2020 U.S. Department of Justice Press Release Company to sell its business in Massachusetts and pay $53 million fine, the largest criminal fine ever imposed under the Pipeline Safety Act BOSTON – Columbia Gas of Massachusetts (CMA) was sentenced today in connection with the gasContinue reading “Columbia Gas Sentenced in Connection with September 2018 Gas Explosions in Merrimack Valley”

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”

Maryland: In Wake of Fatal Explosion, PSC Pushes for Answers on Stalled Equipment Replacement Program

In 2016, the Flower Branch Apartments in Silver Spring, Maryland explosion killed seven people and destroyed two buildings. (Photo: Jabin Botsford/Washington Post) By Vicki Warren, Maryland Matters, May 28, 2020 Four years after a fatal explosion at a Silver Spring apartment complex, the Maryland Public Service Commission is trying to find a way to remedyContinue reading “Maryland: In Wake of Fatal Explosion, PSC Pushes for Answers on Stalled Equipment Replacement Program”

Dakota Access: 14 States to Court: Keep Pipeline Open during NEPA Review

Sign along the path of the Dakota Access pipeline through the Iowa countryside at the edge of a farm field. Photo: Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette. https://www.eenews.net/energywire/2020/05/05/stories/1063049611 Niina H. Farah, E&E News Tuesday, May 5, 2020 Fourteen state attorneys general say a shutdown of the Dakota Access pipeline would hurt farmers and increase environmental risks if railways are forcedContinue reading “Dakota Access: 14 States to Court: Keep Pipeline Open during NEPA Review”