Energy Companies Finally Cancel the Infamous (& dirty) Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Wild Virginia applauds the decision by Dominion Energy and Duke Power to scrap its destructive and ill-conceived plan for the ACP. The pipeline would have damaged hundreds of waterbodies and ravaged communities all along its path. David Sligh, Wild Virginia’s Conservation Director stated: “Citizens told Dominion and all of the government agencies who were tasked… Read more

The Trump administration has acted to weaken Virginia’s ability to protect our water from projects like the Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast Pipelines.

We need your voice! Please call Attorney General Mark Herring today at 804-786-2071. Tell him to challenge an illegal regulation just finalized by the Trump administration to weaken state powers under the Clean Water Act Background:Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency has now finalized a change to the regulation governing states’ authorities under section 401 of the Clean Water Act;… Read more

New Rusty Patched Bumblebee Populations found near the Path of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline

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… Read more

FAQ: How the Atlantic Coast Pipeline is Connected to Mountaintop Removal

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… Read more

Never Call Retreat: Thoughts on Wild Virginia’s Recent Atlantic Coast Pipeline Field Tour

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… Read more