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
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
The US Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday, August 1 against environmental groups, landowners, and community advocates in a legal challenge to Virginia’s Section 401 Certification granted to the Mountain Valley Pipeline by the Department of Environmental Quality and the State Water Control Board. Roberta Bondurant and Russell Chisholm, Co-Chairs for the POWHR Coalition … Continue reading Fourth Circuit Upholds Flawed DEQ 401 Process
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
UPDATE: Wild Virginia gained access to the public comments submitted during the comment period via a Freedom of Information Act request, and has posted a link to a Google Drive folder with the comments on their website. Virginia Conservation Network reviewed the comments submitted to DEQ and created their own Summary of Comments for the State Water … Continue reading VA DEQ Opens Comment Period on Adequacy of NWP 12
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.