DEQ’S “REASONABLE ASSURANCE” IN QUESTION

The DPMC has written to Virginia Department of Environmental Quality Director, David Paylor, insisting that recent information provided by the Department of Conservation and Recreation be entered into the official record for the Clean Water Act Section 401 Water Quality Certification for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. The DCR letter, submitted to FERC on August 21st, Continue Reading →

VIRGINIA DEQ HAS MISLEAD THE PUBLIC AGAIN

Dominion is gaming the system and the McAuliffe administration’s DEQ is playing along. As we recently stated: the organizations and experts working with the DPMC have persistently expressed doubts that a project on the scale of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, constructed across the steep Appalachian mountains, can be built without Continue Reading →

DO NOT CEDE VIRGINIA’S CLEAN WATER ACT AUTHORITY TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

Charlottesville, VA— The Southern Environmental Law Center, Shenandoah Valley Network, Virginia Conservation Network and more than 75 other environmental, conservation, and public advocacy groups that represent tens of thousands of Virginians have signed on to a letter urging the Commonwealth to require individual 401 certification review for wetland and stream crossings in Continue Reading →

BLATANT CONFLICT OF INTEREST

The organizations and experts working with the DPMC have persistently expressed doubts that a project on the scale of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, constructed across the steep Appalachian mountains, can be built without significant long-term harm to the region’s high-quality streams, wetlands, and groundwater resources. Although Dominion and its supporters Continue Reading →

REQUIRED APPLICATION INFORMATION

On May 15, 2017, the Dominion Pipeline Monitoring Coalition (DPMC) sent a letter to David Paylor, Director of the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), describing some of the information that companies proposing the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) and the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) must submit with applications for Clean Continue Reading →

WE KNOW BETTER

Governor McAuliffe pleads with us to believe he’s impotent to protect Virginians and our natural treasures from the harms that would accompany the Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast Pipelines. We know better. Why has the Governor claimed for so many months that only federal officials could affect the fates of Continue Reading →