An Accident Waiting to Happen


Indian Creek Watershed Association (ICWA) has called on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to stop work on Mountain Valley Pipeline after the June 7, 2018 explosion of the 36-inch gas Leach Xpress pipeline near Moundsville, West Virginia. Citing “the similarities of terrain—particularly the prevalence of steep slopes and landslide-prone areas along MVP’s 300-mile route … Continue reading An Accident Waiting to Happen

Citizen Groups Call for VA Water Control Board to Meet to Address Violations


Monday, June 18, 2018 at 2:00 pm Location: Wasena Park, Roanoke, VA (near Vic Thomas Greenway bridge by the Roanoke River) Citizen observers for the Mountain Valley Watch program have documented and reported as many as 20 erosion control violations to the Department of Environmental Quality since mid-April 2018. But, DEQ has not issued any … Continue reading Citizen Groups Call for VA Water Control Board to Meet to Address Violations

Pick Your Poison: MVP Threatens Health


In this revealing presentation, Dr. Tina Smusz describes the dangers to public health inflicted on communities by construction and operation of fracked gas pipelines and compressor stations.   Every stage of the Mountain Valley Pipeline, from tree clearing through construction and operation, carries pollution. However, it has the most serious consequences for pregnant women, their … Continue reading Pick Your Poison: MVP Threatens Health

Mountain Valley Watch Training Days


Mountain Valley Watch (MVW) is a program to monitor the Mountain Valley Pipeline for problems during construction for water source contamination, slope failure, soil erosion into waterbodies, stream channel damage, and damage to adjacent properties. Meetings will be held along the construction route to disseminate information and to train observers for construction monitoring. The training … Continue reading Mountain Valley Watch Training Days

Citizen Voices: Marge Lewter


Published with permission from Marge Lewter of Craig County, Virginia. Dear Governor Northam, I supported you in the recent election because I knew you were an honest and concerned person. I know you recently met with the Virginia DEQ supporting their PROTECTION and PRESERVATION of our water supplies. I plead with you to take a … Continue reading Citizen Voices: Marge Lewter

Citizen Groups Object to FERC’s Automatic Variance Approval Process


Preserve Craig and Indian Creek Watershed Association filed objections March 29 to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s near-instantaneous approval of Mountain Valley Pipeline variance and construction approval requests. The groups, who filed their comments jointly, specifically objected to the quick turnaround time between Request for Variance MVP-1 and Request for Notice to Proceed No. 18, both … Continue reading Citizen Groups Object to FERC’s Automatic Variance Approval Process