Virginia certification of MVP water crossings still uncertain

The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has responded to a May 13 request from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) as to whether DEQ intended to require for the Mountain Valley Pipeline a new certificate under section 401 of the Clean Water Act concerning the project’s proposal to change the waterbody crossing method for the project at 120 stream or river crossings,

West Virginia Rivers releases new video on MVP water violations

West Virginia Rivers Coalition, an ABRA member, released this week an excellent video documenting the serious stream sediment violations – 50 incidents – that have occurred because of construction activity of the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP).  The video (2 ½ minutes) depicts the significant inadequacy of the MVP’s attempts to control dangerous sediment from fouling West Virginia streams and rivers that are in the path of the project.