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

Citizen Voices: Marge Lewter


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

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