The West Virginia Rivers Coalition and 22 other organizations (including ABRA and
several of its members) filed comments on July 26 with the West Virginia Department of
Environmental Protection’s (WVDEP) proposed modification of Nationwide Permit 12 (NWP 12),
For the past five years, since announcing plans to build the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP), Dominion Energy has touted that its construction of the project would employ “best in class” techniques to prevent sediment runoff from endangering streams and rivers.
Modifications to the West Virginia regulations covering stream crossings for pipelines and similar projects have been proposed by the state’s Department of Environmental Protection. The modifications address the issue of the state’s existing requirement governing the timeframe within which stream crossing must be completed within 72 hours.
The Fourth Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals on November 7 issued a stay on the ability of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP)to cross streams in West Virginia. The Court’s order was issued in connection with a legal challenge to the U.S.