Last Monday and Tuesday, impacted communities and advocates came out together to appeal to the integrity of the State Water Control Board (SWCB) to make the only sane choice – deny Mountain Valley Pipeline’s Clean Water Act Section 401 Virginia Water Protection Permit application.
In March 2021 Mountain Valley Pipeline submitted an application for construction in wetlands and across stream crossings in the remaining portions of the project. Virginia DEQ has prepared a draft Virginia Water Protection (VWP) permit and a technical factsheet. If issued, the permit will serve as Virginia’s Clean Water Act Section 401 Water Quality Certification.
Today 39 groups and 151 individuals sent a letter to Virginia Governor Ralph Northam and Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Director David Paylor to urge the agency to allow for a virtual participation option for the upcoming DEQ hearings before the State Water Control Board on Mountain Valley Pipeline’s Clean Water Act Section 401 Water Protection Permit.
We have another opportunity to urge the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to reject Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP)’s proposal to bore under our streams. Learn how to make your voice heard.
Last month, a group of grandparents and supporters trekked, walked, or rode over 170 miles during the Walk for Our Grandchildren and Mother Earth, from President Biden’s birthplace in Scranton, PA to his longtime home in Wilmington, DE, in an effort to urge significant climate action to protect future generations and the Earth. POWHR’s own … Continue reading Walking for the Future
Read this blog guest written by Sarah Hodder about her experience during the MVP Protest Run.