Breaking Good News!  
In another big blow to Mountain Valley Pipeline, Virginia DEQ says MVP cannot use a Nationwide permit to cross hundreds of water bodies in Virginia.   
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Thanks to Greenbrier River Trail Volunteer, Nancy Harris, for sharing to Facebook these photos of crews working to clear the Greenbrier River Trail near Cass, WV.  Huge "thanks to Sam Parker and his crew and Marshall for the loan of Cass RR equipment."

New River Gorge Nations' 63rd National Park

The new federal stimulus relief package includes pandemic-related aid, as well as other end of year business, including a new national park designation for southern West Virginia. The New River
Gorge will be redesignated from a National River to a National Park and Preserve, making it the 63rd national park in the country and 20th preserve. It was announced in a press call Monday with West Virginia's U.S. Sen. Shelley Capito. Capito, U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin and U.S. Rep. Carol Miller
originally brought forth the proposal in 2019, arguing that such a designation could boost tourism in West Virginia.Outdoor recreation is a $9 billion industry in the state, and the redesignation to
national park status can increase the number of visits by 21 percent, Capito said.
"This is going to be such a major investment in tourism in West Virginia," she told reporters Monday. "Being a national park is a gold stamp of approval and excellence."
The new national park and preserve designation of the New River Gorge will include about 6,000 acres of the nearly 73,000 acres of federal land. The area was originally designated a national river in 1978.  (Beauty Mountain overlook in the New River Gorge. Photo credit to Kelsea Hower.)





Sierra Club and partner organizations have submitted a petition to the Environmental Protection Agency requesting rulemaking be established under the Administrative Procedure Act for numeric water quality standards for nitrogen and phosphorus for the Ohio River and its tributaries. Additionally, the petition seeks the establishment of total maximum daily loads for nitrogen and phosphorus for the Ohio River. Action by the EPA to control nutrient pollution in the Ohio Basin is badly needed as states are not currently effectively limiting nutrient pollution through NPDES permits or TMDLs.

Let the U.S. EPA know that excess nutrient pollution must be controlled on the Ohio River.




CELEBRATE THE 5TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE PARIS AGREEMENT

Join Corazón Latino, Moms Clean Air Force and the West Virginia Climate Alliance to celebrate five years since the negotiation of the Paris Climate Agreement.
Program will include a panel discussion and a special performance of West Virginia own Julie Adams and Josh Barrett.

For more information, and to register CLICK HERE

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Contract Position Open

The Greenbrier River Watershed Association is going to contract with a new coordinator. If you are interested in working about ten hours a week on projects with a goal of educating the public about our issues, please let us know and we will forward you the job description.   
 
 
 
WV Flood Tool
 
 
 
Mountain Valley Watch
urges landowners and volunteers to report the start of any and all construction activity on the pipeline route including additional temporary work spaces, access roads and trenching. Report commencement of construction at:

To contact Mountain Valley Watch, call or text (540) 251-2169 or email
mountainvalleywatch@gmail.com
 
Please describe the nature of the work and the type of equipment being used and any possible violations such as missing erosion controls, refueling near waterways, driving through wetlands or operating outside of assigned right of way. Time stamped photos with location data can be sent to Jason@newrivergeographics.com. Please do not use the Facebook page for incident reporting as we do not monitor that page for messages throughout the day. Feel free to reply directly with questions.

Construction contractors may be attempting to shield themselves from public scrutiny. Reporting new construction activity will help us respond effectively and keep contractor activity in public view. Thank you.
 
WVDEP Launches Webpage Dedicated to 
Helping Citizens Learn About Pipeline Projects
 
Detailed maps, transcripts, permit information available on single webpage
   
 
For more WVDEP news and information, go to www.dep.wv.gov. Also, connect with the agency on all social media platforms. Follow @DEPWV on Twitter, Like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/depwv/, and find us on YouTube by searching "Environment Matters."
 

CSI VOLUNTEER OPTIONS  

Dominion Pipeline Monitoring Coalition

http://pipelineupdate.org/csi-volunteer/