by Steven David Johnson I first became aware of the Rusty Patched Bumblebee through the enthusiastic advocacy of my good friend, conservation photographer Clay Bolt. Clay has worked tirelessly to raise awareness about the decline of this species through photography, film and even testimony before Congress. As a Virginia resident, I was excited to learn … Continue reading New Rusty Patched Bumblebee Populations found near the Path of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline
– The Atlantic Coast Pipeline will destroy 214 acres of National Forests and construction will eliminate a total of 4,892 acres of critical interior forest habitat. -The Pipeline will cross 2.4 miles of porous and unstable karst areas on Forest Service lands and two cave systems of high significance: … Continue reading Specific points of concern about the Atlantic Coast Pipeline
What’s the status of the FERC Review? FERC is scheduled to release the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline on July 21, 2017. The FEIS will apply to the entire project, including permits to cross the Monongahela and George Washington National Forest. All comments on the Draft EIS are part of … Continue reading Atlantic Coast Pipeline: Status, Prospects, and Actions
Dominion has stated that the proposed 600 mile Atlantic Coast Pipeline will require ‘extensive’ mountaintop removal along the Appalachian ridge lines in Virginia and West Virginia. What exactly does this mean? How much mountaintop will need to be removed? Dominion has said that 10-60 feet of mountaintops will be “reduced” in … Continue reading FAQ: How the Atlantic Coast Pipeline is Connected to Mountaintop Removal
It is not too late to become a FERC Intervenor!! The deadline to sign up and comment is June 2nd. Wild Virginia works to keep you informed about when and how you can best make your voice heard. One of those moments is now. 1) Make Comments: The Forest Service is calling for comments on … Continue reading Three steps to fight the Atlantic Coast Pipeline – Make Sure to Comment Before June 2nd!
On February 12, 2016 Dominion Transmission announced intentions of filing with FERC next week a new route for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. Map – Courtesy of DPMC Even with this new route, Dominion has yet to demonstrate two Forest Service prerequisites to building the pipeline across the National Forest: Dominion must prove that the private … Continue reading New Atlantic Coast Pipeline Route Announced
By: William H. Funk The View from Shenandoah Mountain Last Sunday morning a group of eight Wild Virginia members took a little walk along the icy crest of Shenandoah Mountain in the George Washington National Forest. The sun was dazzling, the sky the deep gemlike pellucid blue that comes with the low humidity and temperatures … Continue reading Never Call Retreat: Thoughts on Wild Virginia’s Recent Atlantic Coast Pipeline Field Tour
What’s happening NOW? Wild Virginia is a member of the Allegheny Blue Ridge Alliance (ABRA). ABRA compiles detailed, weekly updates on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. Access these updates here. Why is Wild Virginia against the Pipeline proposal? Threat to Rare Species: the pipeline would threaten the habitat of the endangered species, including Cow Knob Salamander, James spiny mussel, … Continue reading Atlantic Coast Pipeline
By Julia Travers The efforts to stop the proposed Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley Pipelines (ACP and MVP) have made enormous progress over the last few years, with Wild Virginia and its allies playing central roles. These unneeded pipelines directly threaten local drinking water, homes, endangered species’ habitats, parks, economies and other vital interconnected systems … Continue reading Pipeline Updates: Where Do We Stand?
Wild Virginia sent letters to the office of Governor Ralph Northam on November 21, 2018 asking for records related to two vital issues in the State of Virginia’s actions to regulate the Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley pipeline projects. First, we asked for any documents describing a private meeting between Thomas Ferrell, Dominion Energy’s CEO, … Continue reading Wild Virginia Seeks Public Records from the Governor on Pipeline Maneuvers