The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ issuance of a Nationwide 12 Permit to the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) has been held to be invalid by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. The November 27 Order from the Court held that Corps’ permit for the MVP violated the Clean Water Act and that the project will likely require an individual permit to cross streams.
- – The Recorder – 11/29/18
On October 4, at the request of a coalition of clean water advocates including the Sierra Club and Appalachian Mountain Advocates, the Army Corps of Engineers suspended a permit that the fracked gas Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) must have in order to build through waterways in Virginia.
- – Richmond Times-Dispatch – 10/5/18
- – Charleston Gazette-Mail – 6/2/18
Several ABRA member groups and others have requested the Army Corps of Engineers to “immediately notify Atlantic Coast Pipeline, LLC (‘Atlantic’) that authorization of construction of river, stream, and wetland crossings for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline under the Corps’ Nationwide Permit 12 is suspended pending the re-initiation and completion of Section 7 consultation under the Endangered Species Act (‘ESA’).” The June 1 letter,
The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) website which has been down since May 22, was due to operational again by June 1 (though as of 3 pm on June 1, it was not). As a result, the DEQ has indicated it will extend the comment period for receiving public input on the adequacy of the U.S.
The special 30-day comment period authorized by the Virginia State Water Control Board to receive public input on input on the adequacy of the U.S. Corps of Engineers Nationwide Permit 12 in protecting streams and wetlands crossed by the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and the Mountain Valley Pipeline ends on May 30.
- – WV Metro News – 2/14/18