Landowners file Facial Constitutional Challenge Against FERC and MVP under the Federal Non-Delegation Doctrine


January 3, 2020 Contact: Russell Chisholm, POWHR Co-Chair, russell.powhr@gmail.com, (540) 404-2727 Related: Starting off the New Year with a ‘Bang!’: Virginia Landowners quietly file constitutional case against FERC [Press Statement from Gentry Locke] Landowners file Facial Constitutional Challenge Against FERC and MVP under the Federal Non-Delegation Doctrine WASHINGTON, D.C. — Virginia landowners in the path of the Mountain Valley … Continue reading Landowners file Facial Constitutional Challenge Against FERC and MVP under the Federal Non-Delegation Doctrine

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

Citizen Groups Call for VA Water Control Board to Meet to Address Violations


Monday, June 18, 2018 at 2:00 pm Location: Wasena Park, Roanoke, VA (near Vic Thomas Greenway bridge by the Roanoke River) Citizen observers for the Mountain Valley Watch program have documented and reported as many as 20 erosion control violations to the Department of Environmental Quality since mid-April 2018. But, DEQ has not issued any … Continue reading Citizen Groups Call for VA Water Control Board to Meet to Address Violations

Pick Your Poison: MVP Threatens Health


In this revealing presentation, Dr. Tina Smusz describes the dangers to public health inflicted on communities by construction and operation of fracked gas pipelines and compressor stations.   Every stage of the Mountain Valley Pipeline, from tree clearing through construction and operation, carries pollution. However, it has the most serious consequences for pregnant women, their … Continue reading Pick Your Poison: MVP Threatens Health

New Virginia Law Grants DEQ Additional Stop Work Authority Over Pipelines


RICHMOND – Governor Ralph Northam today announced additional powers to expand the Commonwealth’s ability to protect clean water. SB698 and SB699 establish processes in state law to allow the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to issue a stop work order on all or part of land-disturbing activities associated with natural gas pipeline construction if … Continue reading New Virginia Law Grants DEQ Additional Stop Work Authority Over Pipelines