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”

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”

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”