A coalition of grass-roots groups has asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to rescind its approval of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and to hold a rehearing on environmental concerns. The group of 17 eco-groups is also asking FERC to stay construction of the $5 billion natural gas pipeline from West Virginia through Virginia to North Carolina, Kallanish Energy reports.
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Austin Caperton on Monday sent a letter to his agency’s workers, defending the state’s action in the $3.5 billion Mountain Valley Pipeline case, Kallanish Energy reports.
Antero Midstream Partners and partner Veolia Water Technologies are expected to begin commercial operations soon at a nearly complete advanced wastewater treatment plant and an adjoining landfill in northern West Virginia. The $500 million complex in Doddridge County is expected to begin full commercial operations in the coming weeks, Antero chairman and CEO Paul Rady told analysts and the media in a recent earnings call.
China Energy Investment Corporation plans to invest up to $83.7 billion in West Virginia to develop shale gas and chemical manufacturing projects, Kallanish Energy learns from the West Virginia Department of Commerce on Thursday.