Preserve Monroe Letter to Gov. Jim Justice: Pipeline Construction Not “Critical” During COVID-19 Pandemic


March 27, 2020 Dear Governor Justice, In light of the COVID-19 national pandemic, we would like to address an extremely important issue facing Monroe County, as well as many other areas of rural WV: the imminent arrival of out-of-state pipeline construction crews. Unless local, state and/or federal officials act promptly, as early as April 1st, … Continue reading Preserve Monroe Letter to Gov. Jim Justice: Pipeline Construction Not “Critical” During COVID-19 Pandemic

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

Army Corps Suspends NWP 12 for Mountain Valley Pipeline in Pittsburg District


Late on Friday, the Army Corps of Engineers suspended the authorization of Nationwide Permit 12 for MVP in the Pittsburgh District, which impacts the northern portion of the pipeline’s route. This comes almost three weeks after the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals vacated the authorization for the Huntington District in Southern West Virginia, and almost … Continue reading Army Corps Suspends NWP 12 for Mountain Valley Pipeline in Pittsburg District

With Impending Hurricane, MVP Continues Rushed Construction


Virginia’s Department of Environmental Quality stated the morning of September 11 — two days before reported landfall of a Category 4 hurricane — that the agency had “directed work to stop” on the Mountain Valley Pipeline and that construction had in fact stopped. Yet communities report active construction several counties in Virginia and West Virginia. Instead of … Continue reading With Impending Hurricane, MVP Continues Rushed Construction