Fifteen conservation organizations, including ABRA, wrote the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) on June 21 arguing that the agency must require certification under section 401 of the Clean Water Act for the Mountain Valley Pipeline to tunnel under nearly 100 streams and wetlands in Virginia. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission had asked DEQ on May 13 whether it intended to require certification for the new crossings and asked for a response within 30 days. DEQ has not yet responded. For a copy of the conservation groups’ letter to DEQ, click here.
VA DEQ urged to require certification for MVP water crossings