The Cowpasture River Preservation Association (CRPA) was created in 1972 for the expressed purpose of preserving the Cowpasture River and its tributaries. In its March 2016 meeting, the CRPA Board of Directors noted that the Association has conscientiously tracked the progress of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline application before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and before the U. S. Forest Service for somewhat over 21 months. In that time frame, the Cowpasture River Preservation Association has contributed to the greater public dialogue with science-based analyses of the threats posed by the construction of a 42” in diameter natural gas pipeline in two areas of critical concern – i.e., the erosion of soil, debris and rock in rugged mountainous terrain, and the threats to surface and ground water quality in karst topography. Both water quality issues devolve from the essence of our corporate charter and represent the vital concerns of our membership who are primarily riparian landowners.
January 2020 Atlantic Coast Pipeline Update from CRPA Board of Directors President, Dick Brooks.
SELECTED INTERNET WEBSITES FOR INFORMED DECISION-MAKING:
- Allegheny-Blue Ridge Alliance – A consolidated source of information and news about the pipeline.
- Dominion Pipeline Monitoring Coalition (DPMC) – The best source hands-down for substantive content.
- George Washington/Jefferson National Forests – A prime information source about pipeline oversight by the U.S. Forest Service.
- Appalachian Mountain Advocates – A not-for-profit law firm active in water quality issues, pipeline, fracking, and climate change.
- Atlantic Coast Pipeline – A primary source for route information and filings. Straight from the horse’s mouth.
- Augusta County Alliance – The most respected conservation group to the east in Augusta County.
- Eight Rivers Council – The most respected conservation group to the west in Pocahontas County.
- Friends of Nelson County – An excellent example of a local grass-roots organization in action.
- Voices from Bath – Dedicated to a fight that stops the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.
- Downstream Strategies – A private consultancy hugely active in the water resources arena.
MEDIA & PUBLICATIONS:
Pipeline media coverage, studies and publicatoins.
Southern Environmental Law Center – Path of the Pipeline — Read and listen to the stories of people who will be directly affected by the Atlantic Coast Pipeline
Pipeline Compliance Surveillance Initiative (CSI), March 9, 2018 – The Seven Steps of Incident Investigation In the Event the Pipeline Goes Forward
Downstream Strategies, February 21, 2018 – Threats to Water Quality from Mountain Valley Pipeline and Atlantic Coast Pipeline Water Crossings in Virginia
The Daily Progress, The News Virginian, January 30, 2018: Environmental Groups File Lawsuit Challenging FERC Approval of Pipeline
Huffington Post, September 14, 2017: West Virginia Revokes Approval Of Mountain Valley Pipeline As Legal Terrain Shifts
The Roanoke Times, June 21, 2017: “Environmental groups: Justification for Dominion’s Atlantic Coast Pipeline has ‘eroded'”
Downstream Strategies, August 18, 2016: Guidance for Monitoring Effects of Gas Pipeline Development on Surface Water and Groundwater Supplies
Richmond Times-Dispatch, October 8, 2017 – Buppert and Sanner column: Construction of Atlantic Coast Pipeline will destroy lands, endanger state’s waters
Downstream Technologies, August 18, 2016 – Guidance for Monitoring Effects of Gas Pipeline Development on Surface Water and Groundwater Supplies
North River Ranger District George Washington and Jefferson National Forest, February 11, 2016 – Wallace and Marshall Prescribed Burn Proposal – Public Notice Response
MSNBC Rachel Maddow Show, January 27, 2015 – Another Day, Another Pipeline Explosion