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

Press Release

Statement on State Water Control Board Decision to Delay Effectiveness of Certification of Atlantic Coast Pipeline

4-3 Decision Recognizes Risk to Virginia’s Drinking Water Quality, Fish and Wildlife Habitats, and Recreation Washington, DC – December 12 – We are relieved that the decision of Virginia’s State Water Control Board (SWCB) to require additional information about erosion and sediment control and stormwater management before its approval of the Clean Water Act Water … Read More

Add Your Voice to Stop Fracked Gas Pipeline Under the Potomac!

The December 19th Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) hearing in Hancock, MD, was absolutely packed with opponents of the pipeline. Over two hundred attended, and the majority spoke in opposition. And because of this MDE scheduled a second hearing on January 22nd at the Hancock High School from 6-10 p.m.in Hancock, MD (snow date — January 25). Yes, MDE is holding … 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

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Tell Maryland No Fracking & No Pipeline Under the Potomac

BREAKING NEWS!  Statewide fracking ban bills have been introduced in the Maryland Senate and House. The hearings began this week. We urge you to send emails TODAY to support HB1325 and SB740! The moratorium ends this October 2017 and regulations are not enough. We need to #DontFrackMD! The latest tactic by the American Petroleum Institute is alarming. They are … Read More