Atlantic Coast Pipe Workers Change Hearts & Minds in WV

Dominion Energy began work on the 600-mile Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) project in West Virginia in May 2018 (see Atlantic Coast Actual Pipeline Construction Begins in WV). Unfortunately work is now stalled on ACP thanks to lawsuits filed by Big Green organizations. We spotted a heart warming story of how, when construction first began, a WV resident had major concerns. Frankly, she was against the project. But pipeline workers soon changed her mind.
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6 NC Mayors Send Letter to Feds Supporting Atlantic Coast Pipe

Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP), a $7 billion, 600-mile pipeline that will stretch from West Virginia into North Carolina, is facing an existential threat by leftist environmentalists. The project is stalled waiting on an appeal before the U.S. Supreme Court, filed last week (see Atlantic Coast Pipe Officially Asks US Supreme Court to Hear Case). If you bother to search through Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) filings on the project, you’ll notice a number of protests filed by Big Green groups and their well-organized supporters. What you don’t see nearly as much are letters of support. We have one–a big one.
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Dominion Cancels Sweden Valley Marcellus Proj – Blames FERC Delay

When the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) fiddles around and blows important deadlines, there are consequences. In January 2018, Dominion Energy filed a request with FERC to expand capacity along the existing Dominion Energy Transmission Inc. (DETI) pipeline, to flow Pennsylvania Marcellus gas into Ohio (see Dominion Files FERC Request to Expand Pipeline from PA to OH). The project, called Sweden Valley, has just been canceled by Dominion–due to FERC’s tardy approval process which is now nine months late.
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Atlantic Coast Pipe Officially Asks US Supreme Court to Hear Case

In February MDN told you that Dominion Energy planned to appeal a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit blocking an important permit for Atlantic Coast Pipeline to drill under the Appalachian Trail directly to the U.S. Supreme Court (see Dominion Appealing Atlantic Coast Pipe Case to U.S. Supreme Court). Dominion was waiting on the U.S. Solicitor General to prepare an appeal as well, which would strengthen the likelihood that the Supremes will accept the case. On Tuesday both Dominion and the Solicitor General filed their requests.
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Cooperstown Snobs Fighting Dominion Pipe Ask Court for Do-over

In May, MDN told you that U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia rejected an appeal by the rich snobs from Cooperstown who call themselves Otsego 2000, challenging the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) approval of Dominion Energy’s New Market Project to build two new compressor stations in Upstate NY (see Fed Court Rules Against NY Antis in “Landmark” Dominion Pipe Case). The snobs are back, arrogantly demanding the DC Circuit reconsider the case.
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Dominion “Very Confident” Atlantic Coast Pipe WILL Get Built

Dominion Energy has laid 35 miles (so far) of the 600-mile Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) project that will run from West Virginia to North Carolina to bring Marcellus/Utica gas to the South. However, the project has been stalled for months due to multiple lawsuits brought by colluding Big Green groups. We recently told you about a whispering campaign that says Dominion may abandon the project (see Whispers Begin that Dominion May Abandon Atlantic Coast Pipeline). According to Dominion’s senior VP of gas transmission, the whisperers are wrong.
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Dominion Investigating Condensate Tank Fire in Tyler, WV

On May 25, lightning struck a 1 million gallon condensate tank near Friendly (Tyler County), WV on a Saturday afternoon (see Lightning Strikes Huge Condensate Tank in Tyler, WV – Fire Now Out). At least, that’s the theory. The strike (if that’s what it was) ignited the tank, creating a “massive” fire according to news accounts. Dominion Energy, owner of the tank, is still investigating to see how the fire began (was it really lightning?), and how such accident can be avoided in the future.
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Dominion Pipeline to Feed Western PA NatGas to OH Power Plant

We’re always delighted to share news of a “new” pipeline project in the Marcellus/Utica. This particular project from Dominion Energy, tiny compared to most, its unusual in that it will flow natural gas from western PA into Ohio to feed a new natural gas-fired electric plant. You don’t often see gas from PA flow to Ohio for local use. Kind of a “man bites dog” story.
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Whispers Begin that Dominion May Abandon Atlantic Coast Pipeline

It would be a crushing defeat by the forces of evil (i.e. the Sierra Club and other radical leftist “green” groups) if Dominion Energy decides to give up on building the 600-mile Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) from West Virginia to North Carolina. The decision on whether to build or not appears to come down to this: If the U.S. Supreme Court refuses to hear Dominion’s appeal about crossing the Appalachian Trail (56 other pipelines have done in the past), some analysts say Dominion will give up the fight.
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Cooperstown Snobs Fighting Dominion Pipe Say “We’ll be Back”

Guess we should have seen this one coming. Last week MDN told you that U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia rejected an appeal by the rich snobs from Cooperstown that call themselves Otsego 2000, challenging the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) approval of Dominion Energy’s New Market Project to build two new compressor stations in Upstate NY (see Fed Court Rules Against NY Antis in “Landmark” Dominion Pipe Case). The snobs just won’t let it go–they hate being told “NO” by anyone…
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Fed Court Rules Against NY Antis in “Landmark” Dominion Pipe Case

Antis pinned their hopes that they could get the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia to overturn a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approval for Dominion to build a couple of compressor stations in upstate New York, thereby forcing FERC to consider mythical man-made global warming in ALL pipeline decisions. The case had the makings of being a “landmark” case. Yesterday antis lost their landmark case when the court ruled the party bringing the lawsuit, Otsego 2000, didn’t have standing to bring the lawsuit in the first place.
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Dominion Energy: Atlantic Coast Pipe Construction Restarts 3Q19

Dominion Energy, a huge (one of the biggest) gas and electric utilities (and power generator) in the U.S., as well as a major pipeline company, issued its first quarter 2019 update last week. Our main concern and focus with the update is what Dominion said about the 600-mile, $7-$7.5 billion Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) project. Given the ongoing lawsuits by radical green groups that have delayed the project and skyrocketed costs, Dominion CEO Tom Farrell said “it’s been a very frustrating process,” but “we are winding our way through it…and we’re making progress.” Farrell still plans to restart construction of ACP (currently stopped thanks to lawsuits) in the third quarter of this year.
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Radicals Try to Use Weakened Va. Gov. Northam to Defeat Pipeline

Ralph Northam

Anti-fossil fuel radicals really know no depths to which they won’t sink. Democrat Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, elected last year, has been embroiled in several controversies that would have driven a Republican out of office long ago. He was pictured in a 1984 yearbook either wearing blackface or a Ku Klux Klan robe–he won’t say which. Yet he’s still in office.
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Anti-Fossil Fuel NC Dems Ask FERC to Cancel Atlantic Coast Pipe

A group of 22 anti-fossil fuel Democrat legislators from North Carolina’s Senate and House have sent a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) asking FERC to cancel Dominion Energy’s 600-mile Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) project–because they don’t like it. The “legislators,” if you can call them that, claim their fantasy renewables will provide all the energy everybody needs. They’re living in La La Land.
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Big Green Kills 1000s of WV Jobs via Atlantic Coast Pipe Lawsuit

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again. Groups like the Sierra Club are jobs killers. When was the last time you heard about a Big Green group actually creating new jobs–except for paying a few protesters? They NEVER create jobs, they ALWAYS kill jobs via lawsuits. And so it is with lawsuits that have stopped work on the 600-mile Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) from West Virginia to North Carolina. Lawsuits launched by Big Green groups against ACP have resulted in thousands of people now out of work. Many of them worked for small companies.
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