MVP Protest Runner Katie Thompson reflects on how her efforts in the MVP Protest Run became a project for the people, and offers readers answers to the question of how they can get involved in the movement.
Today, the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection approved the Mountain Valley Pipeline’s Water Quality Certification, which is a permit required by Section 401 of the Clean Water Act to ensure that a project can meet water quality standards. West Virginia’s approval was required before the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers could move forward with dredge-and-fill permits for the pipeline.
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The waterways in West Virginia carry the pollution of Appalachia and The Rust Belt to America’s main waterway, The Mississippi. West Virginia has long been a sacrifice zone–but it’s time for the state to be a leader in the movement for clean water.
Richmond, VA — Today, the Virginia State Water Control Board approved a water permit for the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) via a 3-2 vote, finalizing state approval for the MVP to build across hundreds of Virginia waterways.
Preserve Giles County’s Donna Pitt calls on the Virginia State Water Control Board to courageously represent the citizens of Virginia and reject Mountain Valley Pipeline’s Clean Water Act Section 401 permit.