The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) has launched an easy to use website designed to help citizens learn more about five major proposed or under construction natural gas pipelines. The five pipelines that are the focus of the webpage are the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, Mountain Valley Pipeline, the Mountaineer Gas Company Eastern Panhandle Expansion Project, Mountaineer Xpress Pipeline, and the Rover Pipeline.
Available on the site is information such as detailed maps of the proposed route of pipeline routes and a link to WVDEP’s searchable online database where additional information such as any inspection and enforcement action and any permit modifications can be found. Also available are public hearing transcripts, responses to comments received at public hearings, and press releases about the pipelines. The page will be updated as more information on each pipeline becomes available. Citizens will also be able to submit reports of possible permit violations via this webpage. The new site is available at https://dep.wv.gov/pio/Pages/Major-Pipelines-In-West-Virginia.aspx.