Aug. 06, 2020: We have grave concerns that adding thousands of workers - many coming from states currently designated as "hot spots" for COVID-19 - will not only significantly increase the number of cases in these counties but will also put an undue burden on our local healthcare system.
Jul. 21, 2020: Landowners on the proposed route of a new natural gas pipeline in Florence County South Carolina have requested a public hearing. Adopting the name Pamplico Pipeline Defense Committee, the group seeks to protect residents living in the path of a 14.5 mile, 16-inch gas line proposed by Dominion Energy South Carolina.
Jul. 13, 2020: The U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) is expected to agree to lift a ban on investment into advanced nuclear energy projects for export in July. The proposed change to the agency's Environmental and Social Policy and Procedures that would enable the consideration of support of nuclear power projects
Jul. 05, 2020: Duke and Dominion's press release: Dominion Energy (NYSE: D) and Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) today announced the cancellation of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline ("ACP") due to ongoing delays and increasing cost uncertainty which threaten the economic viability of the project.
Jul. 02, 2020: ACP/Dominion's failure to complete its due diligence - listening to communities, to experts, to the agencies from whom it needed permits - is the reason it has been forced into the position of seeking an extension of two (2) years for the Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity.
Jun. 27, 2020: NUCLEAR ALERT! LISTEN IN: Vogtle 3 hearing on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, at 10:00 AM Eastern: Who: Atomic Safety and Licensing Board, Southern Company, Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League What: Preliminary Hearing Oral Argument Where: Hearing Conducted via Teleconference Why: Should Southern's Request for License Amendment be Granted
Jun. 18, 2020: Today residents of Snow Camp and the Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League (BREDL) filed for legal action in Alamance County Superior Court, demanding that the County enforce the regulations in its Heavy Industrial Development Ordinance (HIDO). At issue is a proposed rock quarry in the residential community.
Jun. 15, 2020: BREDL contends that, under the guise of a one-inch change in the seismic gap between two critical walls in the Vogtle reactor, Southern Nuclear Company has admitted to a much more serioius problem.
May 18, 2020: Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act - Section 102 42 U.S.C. 4332 DOE/NNSA must take a systematic, interdisciplinary approach to environmental impact on the human environment. The draft EIS posits two alternatives: 1) Proposed Action to repurpose the mixed oxide fuel fabrication facility into the Savannah River Plutonium Processing Facility to […]
On Wednesday, May 20, at 4:30 PM, the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission will hold a public information session online. It will have NRC employees responsible for plant inspections participating, including the operating and construction resident inspectors. The session is scheduled for 4:30 p.m., Eastern Time. The public is encouraged to attend.