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Statement on State Water Control Board Decision to Delay Effectiveness of Certification of Atlantic Coast Pipeline

4-3 Decision Recognizes Risk to Virginia’s Drinking Water Quality, Fish and Wildlife Habitats, and Recreation Washington, DC – December 12 – We are relieved that the decision of Virginia’s State Water Control Board (SWCB) to require additional information about erosion and sediment control and stormwater management before its approval of the Clean Water Act Water … Read More

Shenandoah Riverkeeper Asserts that Virginia Must Deny Certification of Atlantic Coast Pipeline

On August 22, 2017, the Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) submitted comments on behalf of Shenandoah Riverkeeper, Potomac Riverkeeper Network and several other conservation groups on the Virginia’s draft section 401 Water Quality Certification for construction and operation of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP). We urged the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to recommend denial … Read More

Urgent Action! Tell Virginia to Reject the Atlantic Coast Pipeline!

We need to act fast! The proposed 600-mile fracked gas Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) is on its way to being built – unless we all work together to stop this unnecessary and economically and environmentally devastating project. This pipeline project proposed by Dominion Resources and Duke Energy would carry gas from the Marcellus Shale field … Read More

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Press Release: Town of Dumfries Calls for EPA Criminal Investigation into Dominion 27.5 Million Gallon Coal Ash Wastewater Dump Into Quantico Creek

DEQ Director Denied Contaminated Water from Ash Ponds Was Dumped to State Waters Washington DC — The Town of Dumfries council voted unanimously to request an EPA criminal investigation into the relationship between Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and Dominion Virginia Power. The 6-0 vote follows the Town’s decision last week to file a … Read More

Tell Virginia to Keep Toxic Coal Ash Wastewater out of the Potomac!

Dominion Proposes to Dump Over 150 Million Gallons of Contaminated Wastewater Into Quantico Creek and Potomac River Dominion Virginia Power recently acknowledged it dumped 33 million gallons of untreated coal ash waste water in May 2015 from its Possum Point Power Station into Quantico Creek, which flows into the Potomac River. Dominion then met privately … Read More