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If the ACP project is allowed to proceed, the ABRA Pipeline CSI program will work to limit the inevitable environmental damage through a program designed to investigate and follow-up on reported incidents of both downstream surface water impact and noncompliance with construction requirements in areas of direct disturbance, including the pipeline corridor, access roads, and stream crossings.


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The Pipeline CSI is pleased to present a new story map created by the great people at CSI partner organizations WV Rivers Coalition and Trout Unlimited.

Click the image above or visit our Story Map page at abra-csi.org/storymaps to view it or our other informative maps! Read the in-depth report by TU here!

"This report provides a snapshot of the impacts construction is having on streams and rivers - impacts that threaten critical habitat for aquatic species and clean water supplies for citizens, farms, and industry. It is critical that we learn from the impacts observed over the past year, and chart a path forward that protects these valuable resources. "

"Over the past year, West Virginia and Virginia have witnessed the beginning of a major build-out of pipeline infrastructure. Large natural gas pipelines up to 42 inches in diameter are being constructed across hundreds of miles of rugged and highly erodible terrain, crossing hundreds of rivers and streams in the process. The risks to our waters from these billion-dollar construction projects are significant. Shorthanded state regulatory agencies struggle to monitor the hundreds of miles of construction, so nonprofit organizations - including Trout Unlimited (TU) and West Virginia Rivers - are working to fill the gap. To augment agency efforts, we are training volunteers to provide citizen oversight. The volunteer reports are vetted by organization staff, then passed on to relevant agency officials and tracked to ensure resolution.

In this first year of large-scale pipeline development in the central Appalachian states, citizens and agency staff have documented numerous pollution incidents on the Mountain Valley Pipeline, the Mountaineer Express, and the Atlantic Coast Pipeline."

Updated: Nov 11, 2019

Can't make it out to West Virginia to see the effects of ACP destruction thus-far? We've made a story map to communicate the scale of the situation to you as if you were there yourself.

Check out the ACP High Risk Terrain Virtual Tour Story Map here!

Visit publicly accessible construction sites in Pocahontas and Randolph counties, view photos and videos from drone and airplane fly-overs, and get up to speed on how much actual work ACP has managed to complete amid court challenges and over 2 years of delay.

You will quickly notice that despite Dominion's assurances to their shareholders, ACP is not nearly as far along in construction as they may claim, with only 21 miles out of over 600 actually buried.

The enormous scale of these slopes is truly something to behold, and we've done our best to capture it in this story map tour. But in case that isn't enough, we've even provided directions to each of the tour sites in case you just have to see these sites in person.

For a deeper dive into the details of the sites and the issues at play in this Virtual Tour, check out the presentation put together by the CSI's Rick Webb for the WV Highland Conservancy Fall Review. Click here to view the presentation or click the photo below.

We plan to do more narrative tours of ACP construction risks in the future, so please give us your feedback in the comments below or by sending an email to ben@blueridgegeographics.com or pipelineincident@gmail.com.

Updated: Nov 11, 2019

Click here to view the new PAF page and learn more!

Fellow pipeline fighters and citizen scientists!

Are you a pilot in the Shenandoah Valley or surrounding area?

Do you wish you could do more to stop climate change, deforestation, out of control government, or big corporations running roughshod over rural people? Then we have a job for you!

Join the Pipeline Air Force, a volunteer network of pilots, drone operators, and aerial photo reviewers, and help us collect photo evidence of ACP activity in WV & VA!

Visit the new Pipeline Air Force webpage (more content coming soon) to learn about how other aviation enthusiast are giving back to their community and how you too can make an impact while soaring over our beautiful countryside.

We hope to make announcements of new flight photos available on our mapping system via this blog so that you can stay informed on new information and data coming our of our network if or when the pipeline continues its destruction.

#NoPipeline #NoACP #CSI #CitizenScience #DronesForGood #WaterIsLife