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Tell WV regulators the Mountain Valley Pipeline endangers our water resources!

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 11:13
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The 42-inch diameter, 300-mile Mountain Valley Pipeline would carry fracked gas across West Virginia and into southern Virginia. The pipeline would cross 1,021 waterbodies and impact 39.3 acres of wetlands. It would come within one tenth of a mile of two public drinking water sources and threaten an untold number of private drinking wells.

The project must receive several water permits from the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection. WVDEP recently announced the public comment period for their review of the project. This is an important opportunity to voice your concern about the Mountain Valley Pipeline’s adverse impacts to water systems in your communities.

Three ways to comment:

  1. Submit comments online now!
  2. Write a personalized comment of your own and email or mail it directly to WVDEP.
    See below for details on comment submission. If you would like assistance drafting your comments, check back here for talking points about the MVP permit applications.
  3. Attend a public hearing. Details below.

Attend a Public Comment Hearing:

For Natural Streams Preservation Act Permit, State 401 Water Quality Certification, and Oil and Gas General Water Pollution Control Permit:

Tuesday, Mar. 7, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.
—Summers County Memorial Building, 451 1st Avenue, Hinton, WV 25951

For State 401 Water Quality Certification and Oil and Gas General Water Pollution Control Permit:

Monday, Mar. 6, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.
— Webster County High School, Auditorium, 1 Highlander Drive, Cowen, WV 26206
Thursday, Mar. 9, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.
— Robert C. Byrd High School, Large Group Instruction Room, 1 Eagle Way, Clarksburg, WV 26301

Submit Written Comments by March 19, 2017 at 8 p.m.

“Any interested person may submit written comments on the Oil & Gas Construction Stormwater General Permit, the Natural Streams Preservation Act Permit, and/or the State 401 Water Quality Certification by addressing such to the Director of the Division of Water and Waste Management during the comment period.”

Comments or requests should be emailed to dep.comments@wv.gov or by mail addressed to:

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

Reference these Applicant types and permit ID numbers:

  • Mountain Valley Pipeline, LLC Oil & Gas Construction Stormwater General Permit WVR310667
  • Mountain Valley Pipeline, LLC State 401 Water Quality Certification WQC-16-0005
  • Mountain Valley Pipeline, LLC Natural Streams Preservation Act Permit NSP-17-0001

Protecting the Central and Southern Appalachian Mountain Region



Source: http://appvoices.org/fracking/no-mvp-permits/

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