Time of Year (TOY) restrictions were imposed upon the construction of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline in accordance with state and federal guidelines. These restrictions were agreed to by each agency as well as the applicant (Dominion and partners) because they represent the best case possible to protect species (including those that are endangered) reproduction and water quality.
The Seven Steps of Incident Investigation In the Event the Pipeline Goes Forward
Construction of the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) presents an extreme risk to water and other environmental resources. We cannot solely rely on government agencies to reliably monitor, prevent, or even document the damage. The Allegheny-Blue Ridge Alliance and member organizations (Including the Cowpasture River Preservation Association) have therefore developed the Pipeline Compliance Surveillance Initiative (CSI) to support citizen efforts to ensure strict application of environmental laws and regulations in the event the pipeline goes forward. The ACP still faces substantial regulatory and legal challenges. The proposed pipeline project is not a done deal, nor will it be if the system works as it should. In any case, construction will not proceed on the “business as usual” basis described to industry officials and investors by Dominion Energy executives. The Pipeline CSI will ensure a dramatically new level of public scrutiny and oversight. Any Incident follow-up by the Pipeline CSI will include confirmation, thorough documentation, and complaint submission to regulatory agencies when warranted. Read the seven steps of incident investigation that the Pipeline Compliance Surveillance Intitative plan to take in case the Atlantic Coast Pipline goes forward.