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Despite reports that drinking water is being impacted, Virginia regulators are allowing pipeline construction to proceed.
The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (VDEQ) is considering a permit for a compressor station in Buckingham County, Virginia, that would compress natural gas for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline so it can be transmitted farther along the pipeline route.
The Water Board now has the opportunity to step in and stop the Trump administration’s move to approve these pipelines using only the Army Corps’ Nationwide Permit 12, since it does not have adequate protections in place for individual Virginia waterways. Instead, the Board should move forward with a thoughtful approach that considers the risks at unique crossing sites, fulfilling its duty to ensure that pipeline construction doesn’t violate state water quality standards.
The Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) hasn’t even gotten final approval yet, but we’re deeply concerned about reports from both state regulators and citizen monitors that Dominion may already be violating its permits.