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The latest opinion and analysis from NRDC’s science, legal, and policy experts.

VA Pipeline Compressor Station Threatens Nearby Community

The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (VDEQ) is considering a permit for a compressor station in Buckingham County, Virginia, that would compress natural gas for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline so it can be transmitted farther along the pipeline route.

September 05, 2018

VA Water Board Must Protect Water from Pipeline Threats

The Water Board now has the opportunity to step in and stop the Trump administration’s move to approve these pipelines using only the Army Corps’ Nationwide Permit 12, since it does not have adequate protections in place for individual Virginia waterways. Instead, the Board should move forward with a thoughtful approach that considers the risks at unique crossing sites, fulfilling its duty to ensure that pipeline construction doesn’t violate state water quality standards.

August 20, 2018

Is Dominion's Pipeline Violating the Law?

The Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) hasn’t even gotten final approval yet, but we’re deeply concerned about reports from both state regulators and citizen monitors that Dominion may already be violating its permits.

March 22, 2018