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West Virginians for Public Lands — December 2017

Action Alert: Comment on Water Quality Impacts of 2 Pipelines

Comment to WVDEP on Water Quality Impacts of the ACP

Comment to WVDEP on Water Quality Impacts of the MXP

Comment to WVDEP on Water Quality Impacts of the MXP

The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) has released for public comment the state stormwater permit needed for the Mountaineer XPress Pipeline (MXP). You can submit comments on the MXP Stormwater permit through December 22, 2017. If you have questions, please contact Autumn Crowe,


Oil and Gas Construction Stormwater General Permit (WVR310872): For more info on this permit see our Guide to Stormwater Permits. View the permit application on WVDEP website. View a map of the Mountaineer Xpress Pipeline route.


Stormwater Permit: MXP’s application does not meet the requirements for the WVDEP Oil & Gas Construction Stormwater General Permit.

  • The applicant has not demonstrated that impacts to water quality have been minimized.
  • Wet trench crossing methods are proposed for minor water bodies causing increased sedimentation in streams.
  • Impaired streams crossed by wet trench methods will exceed water quality standards and be unable to meet their total maximum daily load pollution prevention requirements.
  • The use of rip rap is proposed for stream restoration instead of WVDEP’s preferred method of restoration using natural stream channel design techniques.
  • Engineering calculations for the sizing of culverts are not included in the application.
  • Site-specific spacing distances for trench line barriers are not included in the application.
  • No water quality monitoring is proposed. Monitoring is not required, but can be requested. Monitors should be installed at sensitive stream crossings similar to the efforts being conducted along proposed pipeline routes in VA.


  1. You can submit comments through WV Rivers’ online commenting tool.
  2. By email with the permit number (WVR310872) in the subject line:
  3. By mail referencing the permit number (WVR310872) in your letter:

Director, Division of Water and Management, DEP
ATTN: Sharon Mullins, Permitting Section
601 57th Street SE
Charleston, WV 25304-2345

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December 2017

Angie Rosser: When we’re tricked into fighting, we’re not talking about what is best for WV – Charleston Gazette-Mail, 12/24/2017

Agreement reached on West Virginia fracking landfill – WVHS, 12/19/2017

Antero landfill to be subject to year of testing, per legal agreement – WAJR, 12/19/2017

Antero deal includes water monitoring at natural gas waste disposal site – Charleston Gazette-Mail, 12/19/2017

Antero landfill to be subject to year of testing, per legal agreement – MetroNews, 12/19/2017

Agreement Reached on West Virginia Fracking Landfill – WV Public Broadcasting, 12/19/2017

Action Alert: Calling for Public Comments on MXP and ACP in WV – Frack Check WV, 12/15/2017

We Want a Future, Not a Clean Power Plan Repeal Hearing – Morning Consult, 12/13/2017

A Voice from Coal Country: Looking for a Better Future for People and Wildlife – National Wildlife Federation, 12/7/2017

Chinese Company Signs 20-Year West Virginia Gas Deal – Before It’s News, 12/5/2017

Jefferson County Leading the Way for Clean Water in WV – The Observer, 12/3/2017

No Unanimity in ‘Coal Country’ Hearing on CPP Repeal – RTO Insider, 12/3/2017