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:
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 email@example.com 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:
Protecting the Central and Southern Appalachian Mountain Region