NRDC Comments Opposing Approval of MVP Permit Application

January 22, 2018

On January 22, 2018, NRDC submitted comments to the Virginia Marine Resources Commission (VMRC) in opposition to a permit for the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP). Approval of a permit would violate the Commission’s public trust obligations and would fail to protect Virginia habitat for trout and other aquatic species, drinking water sources, and recreational resources. Our comments include a report with technical analysis by Downstream Strategies on the impacts from the MVP on streams impacted by water crossings under the VMRC’s jurisdiction.