Virginia’s Water Control Board will meet Tuesday to consider the question of whether the state should be inspecting every point on a river or stream where pipeline builders propose to cross.  The Department of Environmental Quality had concluded it was enough to let the Army Corps of Engineers do that, but more than 9,000 people wrote to DEQ to protest that decision. 

For the last 3 months, the ‘Mountain Valley Watch’ has been documenting, what it says are repeated failures to prevent damage to Virginia waterways from construction of the Mountain Valley Pipeline. The 300 mile conduit for natural gas will run through southwestern Virginia.

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While shareholders of Dominion Energy met in Richmond Wednesday for their annual update, pipeline protesters took to the street.

Red Terry and her daughter Minor had been living on platforms in the trees for five weeks, hoping to prevent crews from clear-cutting a path for the Mountain Valley Pipeline.  Last week, a judge threatened fines of $1,000 a day, so the two came down, but now they’re on tour, speaking out against the MVP and Governor Ralph Northam. 

Governor Ralph Northam says opponents of two natural gas pipelines should let the Department of Environmental Quality do its job.