Agenda Announced for March 3 ABRA Meeting


A message from Allegheny-Blue Ridge Alliance (ABRA):

ABRA’s special meeting to unveil details about the new Pipeline Compliance Surveillance Initiative (CSI) will also feature a panel discussion on the status of various legal challenges on government agency decisions made about the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. The meeting will take place on Saturday, March 3, from 1:30 to 5 pm at the Holiday Inn in Staunton, VA (152 Fairway Lane, Staunton, VA, located at the intersection of I-81 and Rt. 262). The meeting is open to representatives from all ABRA member organizations, as well as others interested in learning more about the program. There is no charge for attending, but registration is required. Afternoon refreshments will be provided. To register, click here. Here’s the agenda:

  • Discussion of the status and prospects for legal challenges to the Atlantic Coast Pipeline – Joe Lovett, Appalachian Mountain Advocates; Greg Buppert, Southern Environmental Law Center; and David Sligh, Wild Virginia
  • Overview of the CSI program – Rick Webb, Dominion Pipeline Monitoring Coalition
  • Pipeline Air Force: what it is and how it will operate – Jeff Shingleton
  • Stream monitoring program – Jake Lemon, Trout Unlimited
  • Citizen reporting: how it will work – Dan Shaffer, ABRA
  • Next steps: how people can become involved – Lewis Freeman, ABRA

Initial registration for the meeting is strong and space is limited, so register soon.