State Water Board Votes to Reconsider MVP 401 Certificate

At its December 13 meeting, the Virginia State Water Control Board voted 4-3 to initiate the formal hearing process to consider revoking the 401 Certification of the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP). The motion was made by new Board member James Lofton in response to extensive public comment regarding the ongoing damage being done by the Mountain Valley Pipeline’s construction through Southwest Virginia.

Legal Challenges to FERC Certificate and Other ACP Permits – An Update

There are now five principal legal challenges to the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP). Here’s a brief rundown of these challenges and their status:

  • FERC certificate – A suit challenging the FERC certificate was filed August 16 with the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals by Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) and Appalachian Mountain Advocates (Appalmad),