Updates on the ACP and MVP Large Gas Pipelines in WV & VA

by Duane Nichols on March 8, 2016

No Pipeline(s) thru our National Forests

Update from Greenbrier River Watershed Association, March 7, 2016

Upcoming meetings you may want to attend:

Dominion Power ACP Public meetings www.dom.com (Corporate-What We Do- Atlantic Coast Pipeline-Open Houses and Meetings)

Augusta County –Tuesday, March 8– Churchville Elementary School 5-7:30 p.m.

Bath County–Wednesday, March 9– Bath County High School 5-7:30 p.m.

Pocahontas County–Thursday, March 10 — Snowshoe Mountain Lodge Ballroom 5-7:30 p.m.

March 15– WV DEP meeting to discuss Mountain Valley  Pipeline Air Quality Permit at Meadow Bridge Fire Station, 8958 Sewell Creek Road 6-8 p.m. See the draft permit at:



Forest Service Seeks Comments on Authorizing Surveys for the Proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline in the Monongahela National Forest

(March 2, 2016) Elkins, WV– The Forest Service is seeking comments on whether to allow surveys on a 5.4-mile segment of the Monongahela National Forest for the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline in Pocahontas County, WV. Proposed environmental surveys include surveying wetlands, water, soil, and suitable habitat for sensitive species, including federally listed threatened and endangered plants and animals. Surveys will also record and document cultural resources and invasive species. Surveys would likely also include soils, geology, recreation/scenery, and any other surveys deemed necessary for evaluation of the pipeline proposal. The Forest Service will use public comments and an environmental review to decide whether to issue a temporary (12 month) special use permit for the environmental and cultural resource surveys in the Monongahela National Forest. Comments are being accepted through Monday, March 21, 2016.

Please email comments to comments-eastern-monongahela-marlinton@fs.fed.us


Newest Interactive Map for Atlantic Coast Pipeline:

The Dominion Pipeline Monitoring Coalition has published an online interactive map depicting environmental risks and sensitivities associated with the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline. The purpose of the ACP-EMS is to organize and provide access to environmental information related to ACP permitting and oversight. The geographic focus of the ACP-EMS includes approximately 200 miles of the western mountainous and upland section of the proposed pipeline.

Current information layers include: Alternate pipeline corridors, Construction access roads, Public conservation lands, Corridor slope steepness, Corridor erosion potential, Trout streams, Surficial karst distribution, Virginia map-documented sinkholes, Potential horizontal drilling locations and staging areas, Cow Knob salamander impact corridor, Red spruce ecosystem restoration areas, more to come . . .

The ACP-EMS is a work in progress undertaken by the Dominion Pipeline Monitoring Coalition and partner organizations. We invite suggestions and collaboration.

Please go to www.pipelineupdate.org then to get maps


Recent meetings covered:

Pocahontas County Commission meeting with Dominion:


ABRA and Appalmad meeting with concerned citizens near Snowshoe:



West Virginia Legislative News Updates —

Find contact information at www.legis.state.wv.us

For up-to-the-minute news from the legislature and beyond, click on the links of our friends at WVEC and WVCAG newsletters below. They usually come out on Fridays. Kudos to the stalwart individuals who try to work with our legislators to inform them about our issues. They deserve our gratitude and support!

West Virginia E- Council Legislative Updates

West Virginia Citizen Action Group Updates

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