Posts Tagged Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Judge Rules Pipeline Does Not Do Enough to Protect Endangered Animals

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The rusty-patched bumblebee is one of several endangered species that could be affected by pipeline construction. (Credit: Wikimedia)

Judges in Richmond have thrown out a key permit for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. Environmental groups are celebrating the decision as a big victory, but Dominion Energy says they plan to keep building anyway. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.

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Environmentalists Picket Dominion Shareholder Meeting

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While shareholders of Dominion Energy met in Richmond Wednesday for their annual update, pipeline protesters took to the street. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.

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Unusual Pipeline Rulings Leave Advocates to Wonder: What Now?

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A No Pipeline sign is posted next to a property line marker only a few feet from the center line of the route of the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline. (Credit: AP Photo / Steve Helber)

Anti-pipeline advocates are taking stock this week, after a confusing set of decisions by state regulators. They’ve decided to treat two pipeline projects differently, granting approval to one but demanding more review on the other. Mallory Noe-Payne has this look at what’s next.

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Both Sides Claim Cautious Victory on Key Regulatory Hurdle for Atlantic Coast Pipeline

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Hydrologist William K. Jones, walks up a mountain near the route of the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline in Bolar, Va. The pipeline has broad support from political and business leaders, but is staunchly opposed by environmentalists and many affected landowners. (Credit: Steve Helber / AP Photo)

Anti-pipeline protesters were vocal through two days of public hearings on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. But when a vote finally came, there were no rounds of applause, no shouts of anger. Just confusion. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.

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Atlantic Coast Pipeline Faces Last Hurdle in Virginia

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Virginia Department of Environmental Quality director, David Paylor, walks along a retention pond for a spring near the route of the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline. (Credit: AP Photo / Steve Helber)

The controversial Atlantic Coast Pipeline faces its final regulatory hurdle in Virginia: permits to be voted on by the state water control board. The two day board meeting began Monday morning with a pump-up for anti pipeline activists. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.

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Virginia Water Board Certifies Mountain Valley Pipeline

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A crowd listens during the start of a meeting of the State Water Control Board in Richmond, Va., Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017. (Credit: AP Photo / Steve Helber)

After two full days of public hearings, Virginia’s State Water Control Board has given its stamp of approval on the Mountain Valley Pipeline. The pipeline is slated to carry natural gas, running 300 miles through southwest Virginia. Mallory Noe-Payne has details.

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Question of Pipeline Water Safety to Come Before Board

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Hydrologist William K. Jones, walks up a mountain near the route of the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline in Bolar, Virginia. (Credit: AP Photo / Steve Helber)

For those who have been following the progress of two natural gas pipelines, all eyes are on Richmond this week, where members of a citizen board could determine the future of the Mountain Valley Pipeline. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.

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Hundreds Gather to Protest Natural Gas Pipelines

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Protestors, who oppose the Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast pipelines, hold posters and get ready to walk around the Virginia Capitol Square in Richmond this weekend. (Credit: Daniel Sangjib Min / Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)

Hundreds of anti-pipeline protesters circled the state capitol this weekend, holding hands and forming a human chain more than ten blocks long. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.

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Pipeline Expansion Could Mean Additional Compressor Stations

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Dominion Power says they’ve made no decision to expand the Atlantic Coast Pipeline into South Carolina. Last week the AP obtained a recording of Dominion executive Dan Weekly telling people at an energy conference that “everybody knows” the pipeline won’t stop in North Carolina. Mallory Noe-Payne takes a look at what that could mean for Virginia.

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If Approved, Virginia’s Gubernatorial Candidates Support the Pipelines

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Pipeline opponents outside of an environmental forum in Richmond Wednesday, where both candidates for governor say they’ll support two controversial natural gas pipelines. (Credit: Mallory Noe-Payne / RADIO IQ)

Two of Virginia’s candidates for Governor were in Richmond Wednesday at an environmental forum hosted by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. Republican Ed Gillespie and Democrat Ralph Northam talked rising oceans, energy and oysters. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.

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Proposed Pipeline Projects Could Mean Bumpy End to the McAuliffe Administration

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Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe may have only a few months left as governor, but they may end up being some of the most tumultuous of his term in office. Michael Pope has the story.

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