Four Virginia counties want the state to monitor a proposed natural gas pipeline’s construction to ensure erosion and sediment controls are adequate.
The Boards of Supervisors in Craig, Roanoke, Giles and Montgomery counties have asked Gov. Terry McAuliffe to ensure that the Department of Environmental Quality has the resources to be a watchdog for the Mountain Valley Pipeline project.
McAuliffe spokesman Brian Coy tells The Roanoke Times that the governor, the secretary of natural resources and the DEQ are evaluating the requests.
Coy says state officials are plotting the best way to meet the governor’s goal of reaping the economic benefits of pipeline projects while minimizing the impacts on the environment and residents.
The proposed the pipeline would stretch about 300 miles from northwestern West Virginia to Pittsylvania County.
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