Hold WB XPress Pipeline Accountable for Water Quality Violations – Comment by 4/13
The WB Xpress’ parent company, Columbia Gas Transmission was cited for failing to implement and maintain sediment controls during in-stream construction, which allowed muddy water to impact 19 miles of the North Fork. If that wasn’t bad enough, Columbia didn’t report the muddy water on the spill hotline.
The North Fork of the South Branch flows through Seneca Rocks Recreation Area and is hailed as one of the premier trout streams in West Virginia. Columbia’s fine for their water quality violations should account for the severity of their negligence.
Contact WVDEP, tell them to hold Columbia accountable for their water quality violations. Request the penalty be increased to account for the severity of impacts and Columbia’s repeated negligence and disrespect of environmental laws. Submit your comments here.