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The River Runs – Fall 2018

Our Fall 2018 issue of The River Runs is available online. This season's issue features an update from Executive Director Richard Brooks, a piece by Steve Tanguay, District Biologist, U.S Forest Service, on the James…
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The River Runs – Summer 2018

Our summer edition of The River Runs is now available. This issue of The River Runs features an update from Dick Brooks, President of the CRPA, reflections of Spring from CRPA Executive Assistant, Lynne Griffith, and highlights from educational programs on…
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June 28, 2018 – State Agency Quietly Weakened Pipeline Water Restrictions

Time of Year (TOY) restrictions were imposed upon the construction of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline in accordance with state and federal guidelines. These restrictions were agreed to by each agency as well as the applicant (Dominion and partners) because they represent the best case possible to protect species (including those that are endangered) reproduction and water quality.

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The River Runs – Spring 2018

Our Spring 2018 edition of The River Runs is now available online. This edition of our quarterly newsletter features a note from our President, Dick Brooks, our first Member Profile by our CRPA Executive Assistant, Lynne Griffith, highlighting Kent and Ellen Ford, some of the most faithful and longest serving members of the Cowpasture River Preservation Association. The newsletter also features details about our new affiliation with the Allegheny-Blue Ridge Alliance, Dominion Pipeline Monitoring Coalition and other groups to form the Pipeline Compliance Surveillance Initiative (CSI).

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Threats to Water Quality from Mountain Valley Pipeline and Atlantic Coast Pipeline Water Crossings in Virginia

Threats to Water Quality from Mountain Valley Pipeline and Atlantic Coast Pipeline Water Crossings in Virginia

This report assesses threats and likely impacts to waterbodies in Virginia during the construction and operation of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) and Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP), two large natural gas pipelines that, as proposed, would cross rivers and streams over 1,000 times in Virginia. Specifically, this report focuses on erosion and sedimentation threats, as well as threats to drinking water supplies for cities like Norfolk and Roanoke, trout streams, minority communities like Emporia and Franklin, the Chesapeake Bay, and wetlands like the Great Dismal Swamp.

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