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DEQ: Proposed pipelines must meet environmental standards

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A state agency has informed the developers of two multibillion dollar natural pipelines proposed in Virginia and West Virginia that their projects will have to meet specific environmental standards. Media outlets report the Department of Environmental Quality sent letters last week to Dominion Transmission Inc. and EQT, saying they will be required to meet certain erosion ...

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Residents to weigh in on new Atlantic Coast Pipeline path

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Residents in three western Virginia counties will have a chance to weigh in a proposed new path of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said this week that it will collect comments from the public and agencies on changes to the $5 billion natural gas pipeline proposal. The companies ...

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Coalitions representing anti-pipeline groups holding summit

WEYERS CAVE, Va. (AP) — Dozens of organizations opposed to two multibillion dollar natural pipelines proposed in Virginia and West Virginia are coming together for a summit. The gathering Saturday in Weyers Cave brings together the Allegheny-Blue Ridge Alliance and Protect our Water Heritage Rights, or POWHR. The alliance represents nearly 50 members opposed to the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, while the POWHR ...

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Top 5 Marcellus news stories – March 25 – April 8

The Marcellus has been a busy place in recent weeks. Pipeline companies are getting fined, Range Resources is throwing up for sale signs, and small drillers in Pennsylvania are standing up to fight the man. Meanwhile, in the Middle East, it’s becoming more likely that OPEC member nations might actually freeze oil production. See what you missed with our recap of what ...

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Virginia lawmakers back natural gas pipeline

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A coalition of Hampton Roads state legislators is lining up behind the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. The 33 members of the General Assembly collectively known as the Hampton Roads Caucus expressed their backing for the massive natural gas project in a letter to Virginia’s U.S. senators, Democrats Mark Warner and Tim Kaine. The pipeline would deliver natural ...

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Forest Service seeks public comment on pipeline survey

View of the George Washington National Forest in Virginia. (Image: John W. Iwanski via Flickr)

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service says the public can weigh in through March 21 on whether to allow surveys through the George Washington National Forest for a proposed natural gas pipeline. The energy companies behind the Atlantic Coast Pipeline are proposing a 14.3-mile route through the national forest for the $5 billion energy project. The pipeline would ...

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Dominion outlines new national forest route for pipeline

Dominion Resources has outlined the route for its Atlantic Coast Pipeline, causing concern for federal regulators and its route through national forests. (Image via Pixabay)

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Energy companies behind the Atlantic Coast Pipeline have carved a new proposed route through parts of West Virginia and Virginia in response to federal concerns about the national gas pipeline’s initial path through sensitive national forest areas. The alternate released Friday by Dominion Resources Inc. would reduce by one-third the pipeline’s footprint through the George Washington and ...

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Pipeline opponent appeals to West Virginia county

BUCKHANNON, W.Va. — Opponents of a proposed 550-mile natural gas pipeline are asking a West Virginia county to support their efforts seeking a combined review of that energy project and others. The Exponent Telegram reports that the Virginia chapter of the Sierra Club delivered its request Thursday before the Upshur County Commission. The Sierra Club’s Kirk Bowers said commissioners should ask ...

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Environmental groups oppose four natural gas pipeline projects in Virginia

A coalition of environmental and citizens groups is urging federal regulators to collectively assess the need for four regional pipeline projects that would carry fracked natural gas through Virginia, including one that would spur off into Hampton Roads. The Chesapeake Climate Action Network, Environment Virginia and Sierra Club Virginia are among 31 groups that submitted a letter Monday to the ...

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Groups seeking comprehensive US review of pipelines

RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia legislators and “clean energy” advocates are seeking a comprehensive review of natural gas pipelines that include two that would be laid from West Virginia and through Virginia. They plan to outline their pitch to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Monday. They argue that the present review is piecemeal. Energy companies are proposing hundreds of miles ...

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