Action Alert: Comment On Pipeline Stream Crossing Permit by 9/17
Mountain Valley Pipeline, Photo by MetroNews.
WVDEP is proposing to change requirements for an important permit that regulates pipeline construction activities in streams and wetlands.
The WVDEP agreed to permit the construction of the Mountain Valley Pipeline and Atlantic Coast Pipeline through streams and wetlands according to a permit called the Nationwide 12 issued by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
WV Rivers and our partners called into question the validity of this permit for the Mountain Valley Pipeline and the Atlantic Coast Pipeline when we discovered it was not in compliance with permit requirements established by WVDEP last year.
Now, rather than requiring massive pipeline projects to meet the stream and wetland crossing requirements in the Nationwide 12, WVDEP is proposing to change the permit conditions. The proposed modifications are now out for public comment through September 17.
For recent pipeline news, check out WV Rivers’ pipeline webpage. There you’ll find violation updates and breaking news.