VA Water Board Tells DEQ to Do Their Job, But Not Much Else


Despite compelling evidence of serious degradation of water quality resulting from the Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast Pipeline projects, the Virginia State Water Control Board took no action on the Nationwide Permit 12 or Section 401 Certifications for the pipelines. During the meeting August 21, the Board heard DEQ’s summary of 12,761 comments filed during the … Continue reading VA Water Board Tells DEQ to Do Their Job, But Not Much Else

Mountain Valley Watch Reports Repeat E&S Failures to VA SWCB


The Mountain Valley Watch submitted a report to the Virginia State Water Control Board August 10 detailing numerous incident reports submitted by volunteers along the Mountain Valley Pipeline route. The report was submitted as new information relevant to the Nationwide Permit 12 comment period opened by the Board earlier this year. The report includes severe … Continue reading Mountain Valley Watch Reports Repeat E&S Failures to VA SWCB

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

West Virginia DEP Abandons its Authority


We call on all Virginians to remind the State Water Control Board of their authority and responsibility under the law to protect our communities and millions of people downstream from disaster.