WV Rivers News: MVP Permit Invalidated, WV Water Protections, Good News for Public Lands
WV Water Quality Protections Under Review
WVDEP also chose not to adopt all of EPA’s recommended standards, leaving gaps in protections from 38 chemicals known to be harmful to human health.
We’re carefully analyzing WVDEP’s final rule and will keep you updated. Stay tuned!
Mountain Valley Pipeline Permit Invalidated
Did you hear the news? The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals recently invalidatedfederal approvals for the Mountain Valley Pipeline to cross the Jefferson National Forest and the Appalachian Trail. As a result, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a Stop Work Order for the pipeline.
This means that the MVP no longer has the permits needed to cross federal lands. The Mountain Valley Pipeline must stop work and stabilize the right of way and work areas until their issues are resolved with federal agencies. While we can’t predict what will happen next, we’ll keep you updated as new developments emerge. In the meantime, check out our pipeline webpage for recent news.
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Get to Know your Rivers – Upcoming Events
August 25: Riverfest in Buckhannon. Make plans to join WV Rivers at the second annual Riverfest in Buckhannon! The day kicks-off with a group float on the Buckhannon River, learn more here. Then head over to the Riverwalk for live music, speakers, and a water dance and ceremony, learn more here.
September 8: Freshwater Folk Festival
September 15: Greenbrier River Celebration
September 13-16: Gauley Fest
October 23: Watershed Celebration Day