Atlantic Coast Pipeline: CANCELED!

Wild Virginia applauds the decision by Dominion Energy and Duke Power to scrap its destructive and ill-conceived plan for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (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… Read more

Bath County Atlantic Coast Pipeline Camping Trip

by Riley Mitchell On Saturday, August 24th, Wild Virginia hosted an Atlantic Coast Pipeline camping trip in the mountains of Bath County, Virginia. While all 13 attendees enjoyed the beauty and serenity that one would expect from a weekend of camping, the trip was about much more than a weekend escape. The primary purpose of… 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