from West Virginia Rivers Coalition
Through March 13, you can make your voice heard on Mountain Valley Pipeline’s recent water quality violations.
The Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP), a 303-mile project cutting through Wetzel, Harrison, Doddridge, Lewis, Braxton, Webster, Nicholas, Greenbrier, Summers, and Monroe Counties, was recently fined approximately $303,000 by WVDEP. The proposed agreement for the fine is now open for public comment. Comments are due March 13.
The MVP’s fine accounts for 29 of the violations WVDEP issued the company since February of 2019. The WVDEP cited MVP repeatedly for failing to implement and maintain sediment controls, which allowed sediment and muddy water to pollute 13 streams and wetlands. View the consent order.
MVP’s fine for their water quality violations should account for their repeated disregard for environmental laws and the severity of the impacts on our streams and wetlands.
Contact WVDEP, tell them to hold MVP accountable for their water quality violations. Request the penalty be increased to account for the severity of impacts and MVP’s repeated negligence and disregard of environmental laws.