Sep. 10, 2020: Not all pipeline projects are the same. Not all pipeline companies are the same. FERC should properly examine this case and not simply grant this extension. FERC has a great opportunity here - the opportunity to right a wrong. Commissioners can prevent further harm to the communities along the MVP route by […]
Sep. 09, 2020: Today residents of the Shell Bluff community and the Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League announced that they had filed a legal appeal of the license changes granted last month to the owners of Plant Vogtle. In an eight-page brief filed on Friday, the opponents of the license identified a ''Catch-22" process used […]
Aug. 18, 2020: The Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League, its chapters and allies presented a Unity Banner to water protectors and pipeline fighters at the Bent Mountain Community Center, Bent Mountain, VA. The Unity Banner was created to symbolize solidarity between those who successfully fought and stopped the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) and those who […]
Cover: Victory! Never give up - the Atlantic Coast Pipeline is dead by Therese Vick & Sharon Ponton; Cover: Marvin Winstead statement on ACP victory; ACP Victory!: The lone yellow pine that helped stop a giant by Catherine Cralle Jones, The Law Office of F. Bryan Brice, Jr.; ACP Victory!: A Virginia landowner's victory; ACP […]
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