Solidarity Maps - Fighting ACP Everywhere
The Allegheny-Blue Ridge Alliance is pleased to announce the creation of two new online mapping systems, built in solidarity with allies fighting the Atlantic Coast Pipeline in regions beyond our mountains. We in ABRA saw this long hiatus of construction as a good opportunity to assist other communities and environmental groups that share our struggle against the ACP.
To aid the organizing efforts of communities in eastern VA, we have created the Hampton Roads Anti-Pipeline Education Map. As of late last year three large natural gas transmission projects, the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, the Header Improvement Project (VA Natural Gas Co), and the Southside Connector Pipeline (VA Natural Gas Co), have sought permitting approval to begin construction in southeastern Virginia and beyond. This online GIS allows concerned community members, organizers, and activists to get familiar with the routes and potential impacts of these three related proposed projects. Zoom in to where you or your neighbors are affected by one of these pipeline projects, or click around the area of Chesapeake City where all three projects converge. Please visit the websites of Mothers Out Front Hampton Roads, Sierra Club Virginia Chapter, Chesapeake Climate Action Network, among others, for more information about the fight against pipelines nearer to Virginia’s coasts.