West Virginia DEP Grants MVP Key Water Permit


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.

COVID-19 Cases Rise as MVP Refuses to Release Safety Plans


Resident concerns over the staging of large numbers of pipeline workers during a pandemic are growing as Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP), whose workers appeared to defy state guidelines outlined in Virginia’s pandemic-specific workplace safety standards in photos, requested to resume construction and as recent revelations showed that the Governor’s Office and the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) actually worked behind the scenes with MVP to allow the pipeline company to skirt around the requirement for COVID-19 mitigation plans.

North Carolina DEQ Denies Critical Permit for MVP Southgate Project


August 11, 2020 Contact:  Russell Chisholm, POWHR Co-Chair, russell.powhr@gmail.com, (540) 404-2727 Maury Johnson, POWHR Executive Committee Member, maurywjohnson@yahoo.com, (304) 832-6085 The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality announced today their denial of a permit for the Mountain Valley Pipeline’s Southgate project. The permit—a water quality certification under Clean Water Act Section 401—was needed for the project … Continue reading North Carolina DEQ Denies Critical Permit for MVP Southgate Project

VA Supreme Court Denies Substantial Hearing on MVP Landowner Complaints


July 3, 2020 In a ruling issued yesterday, the Virginia Supreme Court affirmed a lower court’s decision in Vest v. Mountain Valley Pipeline to award MVP summary judgement. The challenge, brought by a landowner impacted by the pipeline, alleged civil trespass claims against MVP surveyors and questioned the viability of the Commonwealth’s survey statute itself. … Continue reading VA Supreme Court Denies Substantial Hearing on MVP Landowner Complaints