September 17 is the deadline for public input on proposed changes on the conditions under which stream crossings can be accomplished in West Virginia by the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and Mountain Valley Pipeline.  Currently, projects like the two pipelines would be required to complete stream crossings within 72 hours, a standard that was adopted to minimize impacts to water quality and aquatic life.  The proposed changes would relax that standard.

Details on the revisions proposed by the state’s Department of Environmental Protection and how to submit comments is available in an factsheet from the West Virginia Rivers Coalition (click here).

West Virginia DEP Invites Comments on Stream Crossing Permits
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