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Urge DEQ to Require Site-Specific Reviews


The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality must conduct a site-specific review everywhere the Atlantic Coast Pipeline would cross a Virginia lake, river, or stream.

Write to Secretary of Natural Resources Molly Ward and DEQ Director David Paylor:
Molly Ward: molly.ward@governor.virginia.gov, 804.786.0044.
David Paylor: david.paylor@deq.virginia.gov, 804.698.4020.

You can sign a petition to Governor McAuliffe and members of the State Water Control Board here:  http://appvoices.org/fracking/protect-va-waters/

Attend the Water is Life Rally & Concert on Saturday, December 2nd, in Richmond. Event details here.

Show up in solidarity and protest at the Virginia Water Control Board final hearings on the proposed Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley Pipelines:

  • Mountain Valley Pipeline: 9:30 a.m.Wednesday, December 6, 2017, and Thursday, December 7, 2017. Location: Trinity Family Life Center, 3601 Dill Road, Richmond, VA 23222.
  • Atlantic Coast Pipeline: 9:30 a.m.Monday, December 11, 2017, and Tuesday, December 12, 2017. Location: Trinity Family Life Center, 3601 Dill Road, Richmond, VA 23222.

You can find the agendas here.

Who Will Get the Money?

Why does Dominion Energy want customers to pay at least $1.5 billion for a new pipeline?

For Dominion Energy, the Atlantic Coast Pipeline is a sweet deal. For Virginians, it’s a scam. The state already has plenty of pipeline capacity, and Dominion has shown no evidence that it needs more. So why does Dominion want customers to pay at least $1.5 billion for a new pipeline?

On the National Resources Defense Council’s Web page, you can click to send a letter to members of the Virginia State Water Control Board opposing certification of the proposed Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley Pipelines.

Old Growth Trees on the Proposed ACP Route

Video from the October 27, 2017, hike along the proposed pipeline route among old growth trees on Bill Limbert’s Bath County property. Here landowner Bill talks about the springs and streams on their property. All threatened by construction and blasting causing sedimentation, pollution, forever changing underground channels and streams. He also talks about being in karst geology and why that matters.

Video: Historic Union Hill Community Threatened by ACP

Historic Union Hill Community Threatened by Atlantic Coast Pipeline from Unicorn Riot on Vimeo.

In early September 2017, activists kayaked the James River along the planned route of Dominion Energy’s Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP). The pipeline route goes from West Virginia to North Carolina with plans to connect it to the Transco line, also in Union Hill, where the two will intersect and connect to export facilities.

Dominion plans to build a large compressor station for the pipeline in Union Hill, a historic Black community founded by descendants of freed slaves in unincorporated Buckingham County near the Cumberland State Forest, west of Richmond. Local residents see the pipeline company’s disregard for their community as part of an established history of environmental racism in Virginia.

Video production & reporting contributed by Sammy DiDonato