The conditional approval of a water quality certificate for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) by the Virginia State Water Control Board on Tuesday afternoon, December 12, capped a two-day meeting that varied from moment to moment between serious presentations and deliberations and utter confusion exhibited by the staff of the Department of Environmental Quality.
Following last week’s decision by the Virginia State Water Control Board to grant Section 401 water quality certification for the Mountain Valley Pipeline, a group of ABRA members filed suit against the Water Control Board and the Department of Environmental Quality.
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection has announced public hearings later next week to consider stormwater and sediment control permits for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. The hearings will be on December 18 in Buckhannon and December 21 in Dunmore.
Virginia Governor-Elect Ralph Northam announced December 14 his appointments for two key members of his cabinet: Secretary of Natural Resources and Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry:
Matt Strickler, Secretary of Natural Resources – Matt Strickler serves as Senior Policy Advisor to the House Committee on Natural Resources under Democratic Ranking Member Raúl Grijalva (AZ-3).
- – The Washington Post – 12/12/17
- – Augusta Free Press – 12/14/17
- – The Roanoke Times – 12/11/17
- – Kallanish Energy – 12/11/17
- – The News Observer – 12/7/17
- – Bacon’s Rebellion – 12/8/17