Department of Environmental Quality

Pipeline Protest & Vigils Around Virginia

Sep 12, 2017

Two days of anti-pipeline actions around Virginia begin today. They’re part of an effort to convince the governor to reject two natural gas pipeline projects awaiting approval by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.  

Organizers of the pipeline protests are drawing a connection between extreme weather events and the role of fossil fuels in 

Virginia’s Department of Environmental Quality is holding public hearings on the potential effects on water resources by the proposed Mountain Valley natural gas pipeline.  Director David Paylor agreed to hold two additional informal hearings in communities along its route, to give people a chance to ask questions and get answers. 

Virginia’s Department of Environmental Quality is holding hearings around central Virginia this week and next.  It is seeking public comment on two natural gas pipelines proposed for the state and what their effect might be on water resources. 

WildVirginia.org

The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality will hear comments at locations around the state this month, on proposed water protection standards for 2 natural gas pipelines slated for Virginia. Pipeline opponents are looking to the DEQ as their last hope to have their concerns about the projects heard.