TU, partners release report on pipeline-related sediment regs

The recent and ongoing buildout of pipeline infrastructure in Central Appalachia has brought large-scale construction and earth disturbances to coldwater watersheds throughout the region. TU and our partners at the West Virginia Rivers Coalition have released a new report discussing how sediment pollution is regulated in West Virginia and Virginia, and how turbidity standards could … Read more

Pipeline report documents repeated pollution events

In central Appalachia, installing natural gas pipelines often involves trenching through wild trout streams by the dozens. Inevitably, that leads to problems. Storms pelt construction sites, sending plumes of sediment into waters. Stream crossing procedures fail. Restoration is not completed. All this puts coldwater resources at risk. Several major new pipelines have been built in … Read more

New report notes pipeline-related pollution events

By Jake Lemon and David Kinney Over the past few years, developers and regulators have assured Virginians and West Virginians that sound construction practices and the effective use of erosion controls would limit impacts to the hundreds of streams in the path of proposed Marcellus Shale country pipelines. “Based on the avoidance and minimization measures … Read more