Allegheny Blue Ridge Alliance

Atlantic Coast Pipeline Compliance Surveillance Initiative

While Shenandoah Riverkeeper Mark Frondorf continues to work with the Southern Environmental Law Center and other environmental organizations to challenge the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) in the courts, he has also been working with the Allegheny-Blue Ridge Alliance to develop its Atlantic Coast Pipeline Compliance Surveillance Initiative (CSI). The purpose of this is to ensure … Read More

Our Filed Comments on Federal Environmental Review of Potomac Pipeline

I wrote last week that PRKN was preparing its extensive and necessary comments to the Environmental Assessment prepared by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and here they are! Thanks to Phillip Musegaas, our volunteer attorneys, and our partners who helped with this complex analysis and the preparation of this important product, in our continuing fight … Read More

We Need Your Help! Comments to Stop the Potomac Pipeline Due Feb. 26!

As we at PRKN prepare to submit our comments to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Environmental Assessment (EA) of the Potomac Pipeline, we want to make sure our fellow pipeline opponents know about the serious problems we’ve identified in the EA.  Remember that the comments are due Monday, February 26, so join in and help us … Read More

Hundreds Tell Governor Hogan No Potomac Pipeline in Annapolis!

Hundreds of concerned citizens from Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, Washington, DC and as far away as Pennsylvania turned out last night to raise their voices in a rally in Annapolis to tell Governor Hogan NO POTOMAC PIPELINE!  The event kicked-off with a rally at Lawyer’s Mall followed by hundreds waving signs and chanting No Potomac … Read More

MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT SAYS NO PERMIT NEEDED FOR DRILLING UNDER POTOMAC TO BUILD PIPELINE

Refuses to Consider Risk of Spill to Drinking Water for Six Million Washington, DC – January 29 – Potomac Riverkeeper Network is calling on the Maryland Department of Environment (MDE) to deny a state Nontidal Wetlands Permit for the controversial Potomac pipeline, after learning that MDE purposely exempted environmental review of impacts to the Potomac and … Read More

Shenandoah Riverkeeper Asserts that Virginia Must Deny Certification of Atlantic Coast Pipeline

On August 22, 2017, the Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) submitted comments on behalf of Shenandoah Riverkeeper, Potomac Riverkeeper Network and several other conservation groups on the Virginia’s draft section 401 Water Quality Certification for construction and operation of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP). We urged the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to recommend denial … Read More

Urgent Action! Tell Virginia to Reject the Atlantic Coast Pipeline!

We need to act fast! The proposed 600-mile fracked gas Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) is on its way to being built – unless we all work together to stop this unnecessary and economically and environmentally devastating project. This pipeline project proposed by Dominion Resources and Duke Energy would carry gas from the Marcellus Shale field … Read More

Major Environmental Groups Urge MDE to Investigate Full Risks of Pipeline

Alarmed with the Potential Detriment to the Environment, Coalition Calls for Assessment, Rejection of TransCanada’s Eastern Panhandle Expansion Project Baltimore, MD — On Tuesday August 8, a letter signed by 18 state and local environmental organizations was delivered to Secretary Ben Grumbles of the Maryland Department of the Environment. The signatories demand that MDE use its … Read More

Concern over TransCanada Pipeline at Chesapeake Bay Executive Meeting

Governors and representatives from Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania and Delaware, along with top EPA officials, convened in Annapolis on June 8th for the annual meeting of the Chesapeake Executive Council.  They signed a resolution urging President Trump and Congress to maintain current levels of support for the Chesapeake Bay Program. Calls by the Administration to eliminate the … Read More