Mountain Valley Pipeline may have violated the law

posted by Caroline Cook - 

The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality has issued a Notice of Violation to Mountain Valley Pipeline for alleged violations of the Virginia Stormwater Management Act and Regulations, the Virginia Erosion and Sediment Control Law and Regulations, the Virginia Water Protection Permit Program and Regulations, and Clean Water Act Section 401 Water Quality Certification No. 17-001.

They said it's at locations where land disturbing activity is occuring along the pipeline project. 

DEQ said the alleged violations include  failure to take corrective actions within required time-frames, failure to install (and improperly installed) best management practices in accordance with approved erosion and sediment control plans, release of sediment off the right-of-way, and sediment deposited in surface waters.

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