Speak Up to the WV-DEP on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline

by Duane Nichols on December 17, 2017

Dear Friends,

Dominion Energy wants to build the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, a 42-inch fracked gas pipeline, stretching 600 miles from West Virginia, through Virginia, and into North Carolina. Last week the Virginia State Water Control Board handed Dominion a significant delay. It approved a clean water certification for the project with a number of conditions, pushing the pipeline timeline back months, at least.

This is great news, but the Atlantic Coast Pipeline is not stopped yet! We must continue to use every step of the approval process to delay and stop this dirty project!

In West Virginia, the Department of Environmental Protection waived its authority to apply a state water quality certification for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (and Mountain Valley Pipeline), but the state currently has a public comment period open for proposed stormwater and sediment control permits for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. These permits regulate polluted runoff from oil and gas development and are required before developers begin construction. Tell the West Virginia Department of Environmental Quality to deny the Atlantic Coast Pipeline!

Our friends at West Virginia Rivers Association made it easy to send comments in to the WV DEP. Read the fact sheet and comment on the ACP by Sunday, December 31. You can also attend the public hearings on Monday, December 18, in Buchannon or on Thursday, December 21, in Dunmore. Learn more.

Comment on the stormwater and sediment control permits for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline!

For the mountains,

Lara Mack, Appalachian Voices

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