Action Alert: Calling for Public Comments on MXP and ACP in WV

by Duane Nichols on December 15, 2017

Construction of the Ohio Valley Connector, a 30-inch natural gas pipeline in Wetzel County

Action Alert: Comment on Water Quality Impacts of Two (2) Pipelines

From the West Virginia Rivers Coalition, Charleston, December 14, 2017

You can submit comments to WVDEP on the Mountaineer XPress Pipeline’s and the Atlantic Coast Pipeline’s stormwater and sediment control permits, which regulate polluted runoff from oil and gas development. Learn more about stormwater permits here, from the WV Rivers Coalition.

Thorough scrutiny of stormwater permits is critical for the protection of WV’s streams, especially since WVDEP has waived their authority to issue a 401 Water Quality Certification for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. This is the same permitting authority WVDEP waived for the Mountain Valley Pipeline.

WV Rivers reviewed each permit application and found that they lack critical information the WVDEP needs to certify that the projects will be able to meet WVDEP’s stormwater permit requirements.

We made it easy for you to submit comments online to WVDEP! You need to send comments on each pipeline separately.

Comment on the Mountaineer XPress Pipeline

Read our fact sheet on the MXP’s stormwater permit and submit your MXP comments to WVDEP by Friday, December 22, 2017.

Comment on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Read our fact sheet on the ACP’s stormwater permit and submit your ACP comments to WVDEP by Sunday, December 31, 2017.

Two public hearings on the ACP’s stormwater permit are scheduled for Monday, Dec. 18 in Buckhannon and Thursday, Dec. 21 in Dunmore. Learn more.

For more information contact the West Virginia Rivers Coalition: – (304) 637-7201

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