Virginia DEQ Issues Stop Work on Two-Mile Stretch of Mountain Valley Pipeline


August 2, 2019 Montgomery County, VA — At the close of business today, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) released a statement that the agency had issued a Stop Work Order for the Mountain Valley Pipeline on a two-mile stretch of the route in Montgomery County, VA. DEQ indicated that the only work allowed on … Continue reading Virginia DEQ Issues Stop Work on Two-Mile Stretch of Mountain Valley Pipeline

Pipeline Explosion in Kentucky Kills One, Shows Risks of Similar Projects Under Construction


August 2, 2019 MORELAND, KY — Early on Thursday morning, a regional gas pipeline ruptured in Kentucky, resulting in an explosion that killed at least one person and hospitalized five others. Authorities reported that five to seven people are missing. Emergency managers said the rupture involved the Texas Eastern Transmission Pipeline, a 30-inch, several-thousand-mile line … Continue reading Pipeline Explosion in Kentucky Kills One, Shows Risks of Similar Projects Under Construction

Landowners optimistic about shifting legal landscape as SCOTUS conservative majority signals willingness to revive dormant federal non-delegation doctrine after 84 years


June 27, 2019 WASHINGTON, DC — Landowners in Virginia and West Virginia are optimistic as recent opinions from the United States Supreme Court (SCOTUS) signal a willingness to revive the federal non-delegation doctrine after an 84-year slumber — a positive development for Landowners who spent two years trying to revive the dormant doctrine as they … Continue reading Landowners optimistic about shifting legal landscape as SCOTUS conservative majority signals willingness to revive dormant federal non-delegation doctrine after 84 years

Virginia Regulatory Board Blames Residents for Agency Failings


June 27, 2019 RICHMOND, VA — In the State Water Control Board General Meeting today, Water Permitting Director Melanie Davenport presented an update on enforcement and construction on the Mountain Valley Pipeline. In her report, Davenport repeatedly highlighted citizen reports and the time and manner in which they were reported to the agency. The Board … Continue reading Virginia Regulatory Board Blames Residents for Agency Failings

West Virginia DEP Proposes $265,972 Fine Against MVP, Releases Consent Order for Public Comment


To Comment on the Consent Order: Mail written comments to WVDEP’s Public Information Office at 601 57th St., S.E., Charleston, WV., 25304. OR e-mail your comments to DEP.Comments@wv.gov. (Reference Mountain Valley Pipeline, Consent Order #8951) May 14, 2019 CHARLESTON, WV — Today, the West Virginia DEP publicly released their draft Consent Order for the Mountain Valley … Continue reading West Virginia DEP Proposes $265,972 Fine Against MVP, Releases Consent Order for Public Comment