With Notice of Violation, Northam administration puts Atlantic Coast Pipeline on notice

For Immediate Release:
Friday, March 16, 2018

Lee Francis | Communications Manager
Virginia League of Conservation Voters
(804) 225-1902 | lfrancis@valcv.org

RICHMOND – Today, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality issued a Notice of Violation to the Atlantic Coast Pipeline for violating State Water Control Law by clear-cutting trees near streams and wetlands.

In response to today’s action, Lee Francis, communications manager for the Virginia League of Conservation Voters, issued the following statement:

“Only days into preliminary construction, this unnecessary and destructive pipeline is already on the wrong side of state laws designed to safeguard our water resources. We are grateful Governor Northam is standing up for Virginians’ clean water and urge his administration to continue the strongest possible oversight of this project to protect clean water for citizens in its path as well as those who live downstream.”

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