(RICHMOND, VA)—Citing the need for additional information, Virginia's State Water Control Board today voted to delay draft water quality certification for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. CBF Virginia Assistant Director Peggy Sanner released the following statement:
"We are pleased that the Water Control Board refused to allow the pipeline project to proceed until threats from pollution are more thoroughly examined. This was the right decision. Thanks to the Board for its careful consideration of this vital matter."
"Building the pipeline without this information would disturb waterways across Virginia and increase pollution to local rivers, streams, and the Chesapeake Bay. We will continue working to make sure the pipeline is held to the strictest environmental standards possible."