Two massive, fracked-gas pipelines being proposed in Virginia would harm our vital watersheds and valued landscapes, from the Appalachian mountains to the Chesapeake Bay. The risky and unnecessary Mountain Valley Pipeline and Atlantic Coast Pipeline pose some of the greatest threats to our health and environment in decades.
The Va. Department of Environmental Quality bungled the process of reviewing the permits for these projects, leaving our streams, rivers and drinking water vulnerable to permanent damage.
In December 2017, the State Water Control Board approved the pipelines — with the caveat that numerous, outstanding studies on water impacts still must be completed and approved.
We need to send a loud, clear message to Governor Northam to fix the process and protect our waters.