Comment to WVDEP on the Water Quality Impacts of the Hammerhead Pipeline

You can submit comments to WVDEP on the Hammerhead Pipeline, a 25-mile, 30-inch gathering line in Monongalia, Marion and Wetzel Counties. The pipeline would impact 500 acres and approximately 128 streams and wetlands.

On Monday, December 3, the WVDEP will be holding a public hearing on the proposed pipeline at the Morgantown City Council Chambers from 6:00-8:00PM where you can submit comments on the project’s stormwater and sediment control permit. This permit regulates polluted runoff from oil and gas development. Learn more about stormwater permits here, and view our fact sheet and suggested comments here.

WV Rivers reviewed the Hammerhead Pipeline’s stormwater permit application and found that it lacks critical information the WVDEP needs to certify that the project will be able to meet permit requirements. Thorough scrutiny of stormwater permits is critical for the protection of WV’s streams.

In addition to the public hearing, you can submit comments online by emailing, with the permit number WVR311199 in the subject line. Read our fact sheet submit your comments to WVDEP by Thursday, December 13.

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