Virginia Water Board to Take Up Pipeline Permits in December

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A few more certifications are needed for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline to be built in central Virginia. The next step will be in December.

The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) will give its recommendation regarding the pipeline's water quality in December.

The pipeline crosses a number of streams and wetlands so this will determine if it will affect the environment.

Dominion energy says it is taking all the steps needed with the DEQ to make sure the pipeline is safe.

"They have thoroughly scrutinized every aspect of the project to make sure we're protective of water quality. I think that should provide a great deal of reassurance to all the folks in Virginia and all the people in the communities where the pipeline is going to be built,” said Aaron Ruby, Dominion Energy. 

The state water control board will hold meetings in Richmond on December 11 and 12 to consider the water quality conditions.
Those are open to the public.