“VioBlitz” Uncovers Over 100 Potential MVP Violations

Impacted landowners, concerned citizens, and trained volunteer monitors participated in a “VioBlitz” over the August 9-11 weekend.  Sponsored by the West Virginia Rivers Coalition, an ABRA member and a partner in the ABRA CSI program (Compliance Surveillance Initiative), participants traveled portions of the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) and documented as many permit violations as possible over a 3-day period.

WVDEP Approves Modified 401 Certification of Nationwide Permits

On April 24th the West Virginia Department of Environment Protection (WVDEP) approved its modification of the state’s 401 Certification of the Army Corps of Engineers’ 404 Nationwide Permits. In its approval, WVDEP decided against the proposed Standard Condition 22 that would have allowed it to waive or modify any standard or special condition which would have set a very bad precedent.