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Mountain Valley Pipeline faces legal challenge to water permit in West Virginia

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A new lawsuit filed today challenges West Virginia’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) approval of a key water-quality permit for the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline. The lawsuit argues that WVDEP’s approval violates the Clean Water Act.

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West Virginia DEP grants MVP key water permit

Charleston, WV — Today, the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection approved the Mountain Valley Pipeline’s Water Quality Certification, which is a permit required by Section 401 of the Clean Water Act to ensure that a project can meet water quality standards. West Virginia’s approval was required before the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers could move forward with dredge-and-fill permits for the pipeline.

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Mountain Valley Pipeline faces new legal challenge to water permit

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Richmond, VA — A new legal action filed today challenges Virginia’s State Water Control Board approval of a key water quality permit for the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline. The petition for review of the project was filed with the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond.

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Wins and losses come as the fight against the Mountain Valley Pipeline continues

On Dec. 3 — after more than eight hours of public, industry and agency comments spread over two days — six of the seven members of the state Air Pollution Control Board voted to deny the air permit for the Lambert Compressor Station.

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Virginia Water Board Approves Key Permit for Mountain Valley Pipeline But Fight Will Continue

CONTACT: Denali Nalamalapu, (302) 307-6966‬, denali@powhr.org Dan Radmacher, (540) 798-6683, dan@appvoices.org Richmond, VA — Today, the Virginia State Water Control Board approved a water permit for the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) via a 3-2 vote, finalizing state approval for the

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Air Board denies key permit for Mountain Valley Pipeline, dealing critical blow to beleaguered fracked gas project

Contact Jessica Sims, jessica@appvoices.org Gabby Brown, gabby.brown@sierraclub.org Chatham, VA — Today, in a victory for environmental justice, the Virginia Air Pollution Control Board voted 6-1 to deny the air quality permit for the proposed Lambert Compressor Station. The station would

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Chatham residents and others to speak against Lambert Compressor Station at air board hearing

On Friday, Virginia’s Air Pollution Control Board will rule on Mountain Valley Pipeline’s hotly contested plan to place a polluting compressor station in a majority Black district already burdened with air pollution from two other compressors.

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Residents Near Proposed Lambert Compressor Station Push Back, Cite Environmental Racism

A Pittsylvania County community is urging the Virginia Air Pollution Control Board to deny a permit for Mountain Valley Pipeline’s proposed Lambert Compressor Station, which would pressurize and pump natural gas, emitting air pollution in the county’s historically Black Banister District.

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Federal and State Agencies Consider New Water Permits for Controversial Pipelines

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Critics of the Mountain Valley Pipeline are calling on Virginia to deny a Clean Water Act certification for MVP. The pipeline’s proposed extension, MVP Southgate, faces several hurdles.

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Virginia’s draft permit for Mountain Valley Pipeline won’t protect water resources, groups say

CONTACT: David Sligh, Wild Virginia, david@wildvirginia.org, (434) 964-7455 Cat McCue, Appalachian Voices, cat@appvoices.org, (434) 293-6373 Russell Chisholm, Protect Our Water Heritage Rights, russell@powhr.org, (540) 404-2727 The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) today released a draft decision on a request

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