Pipeline Water Regulation Bill Advances in Virginia Senate

A bill that would tighten water quality reviews for natural gas pipelines was unanimously approved today by the Virginia Senate committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources.  SB 950 (Sen. Emmett Hanger, Augusta County, is lead sponsor) requires the Department of Environmental Quality (the Department) to determine whether any activity associated with a federally regulated natural gas pipeline project will occur in an upland area or other sensitive area,