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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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STORY MAPS - LEARN THE BACKSTORY

Over the years, our member groups have produced a number of interactive Story Maps that take a deeper look at some of the reasons the ACP and MVP are unacceptable proposals. Click on the map images below to navigate to the full Story Map content.

ACP High Risk Terrain Virtual Tour
TU Pipeline Impacts on Water Story Map

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. 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.

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This story map was made by CSI partner organizations and the great people of WV Rivers Coalition and Trout Unlimited.

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The Story Maps below give more of the background of ACP, and were created by volunteers with the ABRA member group, the Dominion Pipeline Monitoring Coalition, an earlier incarnation of the Pipeline CSI

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Atlantic Coast Pipeline: A Question of Need

Do We Need the Atlantic Coast Pipeline?

If not, why would Dominion propose a $8 billion pipeline that’s not needed?

And why might our federal government allow it?

 

Click through the tabs to understand why gas pipeline developers are rushing to build while current pipeline capacity can meet our energy needs through 2030 or beyond.

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ACP and Our National Forests

The proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline cuts through the heart of the Monongahela and George Washington National Forests and threatens essential ecosystem services they provide for the public good .

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Ground Truth about ACP Access Roads

ACP access roads are as problematic as the pipeline itself. They fragment the forest, degrade endangered Indiana bat habitat, threaten native brook trout streams, disturb Special Biological Areas, and intrude on popular recreation areas in our national forests.

Though many of the proposed access roads are problematic, this story map focuses on five egregious examples in Bath and Augusta Counties in Virginia.

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Drilling through the Blue Ridge Mountains for the ACP: A High Risk Proposal

The Environmental Impact Statement for the ACP inadequately addresses the risk of failure and environmental damage associated with using Horizontal Directional Drilling.

This story map is based on A High-Risk Proposal: Drilling through the Blue Ridge Mountains for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline by Rick Webb, Dominion Pipeline Monitoring Coalition, 2/6/2017

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Forest Fragmentation and the ACP

The Atlantic Coast Pipeline would pass through the areas of the highest biodiversity in Virginia and West Virginia, fragmenting forest habitat and threatening species that depend on interior forests.