Delegate pushes for an explanation from DEQ on Mountain Valley Pipeline

This article discusses a politician’s request to Virginia’s DEQ to provide information on the Mountain Valley Pipeline.

Del. Chris Hurst, D-Montgomery, has asked the Department of Environmental Quality to issue a stop work order on the Mountain Valley Pipeline until a lawsuit filed by the state over hundreds of construction violations is resolved.

“The destruction of our clean water in Virginia caused by the Mountain Valley Pipeline has gone on for long enough,” Hurst tweeted.

In a letter to DEQ Director David Paylor, Hurst said Paylor has the authority to pause construction of the 303-mile pipeline under approved 2018 legislation that gives the department power to halt work when projects have caused “substantial adverse impacts to water quality or are likely to cause imminent and substantial adverse impacts to water quality.”

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