CBF Statement on DEQ Approval of Atlantic Coast Pipeline Plans

(RICHMOND, VA)—The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) recently approved the Atlantic Coast Pipeline’s plans for erosion and sediment control, stormwater, and karst protection. Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) Virginia Executive Director Rebecca Tomazin issued the following statement.

“This is yet another devastating approval. All of the evidence so far shows that these plans will not fully protect our waters from pollution during construction and operation. The Atlantic Coast Pipeline would cross Virginia waterways nearly 1,000 times, leading to even more destruction from erosion, mudslides, and polluted runoff. Many of these waterways flow to the Bay.
“Pipeline construction in Virginia this year has already damaged the health of our waterways. We now look to the Court, which is considering our challenge to the Atlantic Coast Pipeline’s water quality certification.”

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