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
Published with permission from Marge Lewter of Craig County, Virginia. Dear Governor Northam, I supported you in the recent election because I knew you were an honest and concerned person. I know you recently met with the Virginia DEQ supporting their PROTECTION and PRESERVATION of our water supplies. I plead with you to take a … Continue reading Citizen Voices: Marge Lewter
We will try to break this story down for you in order to illuminate how content farming erodes our understanding of fossil fuel infrastructure issues. This is an AP story cut and pasted into several news sites on March 23, 2018: Records: State police spent nearly $50K on pipeline hearings Note the use of a … Continue reading Virginia Spent $50K on DEQ Meeting Security and We Don’t Know Why.
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
This piece is posted with permission from Preserve Craig, the group who submitted it for publication in the The New Castle Record. Preserve Craig files two new actions to block MVP this week The Jones family has lived on Sinking Creek for seven generations. Gordon Jones in Craig County and Donald Wayne Jones in Giles … Continue reading Preserve Craig: MVP lies about historic properties in Craig
Published here, with permission of the author, is one of hundreds of letters and statements sent to public officials from citizens who are deeply concerned that public input on Mountain Valley Pipeline is being ignored. We urge citizens of Virginia and West Virginia to keep up the pressure by calling and writing to elected officials … Continue reading Citizen Voices: Letter to Governor Northam