Virginia delegates talk about water quality concerning the Mountain Valley Pipeline

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UPDATE – Delegate Sam Rasoul and Delegate-elect Chris Hurst were at Parkway Brewing Company on Monday afternoon to discuss their concerns about the Mountain Valley Pipeline project.

They say this is the final chance for the state to step in and stop the project.

“We want to send a clear message to the state water control board: Do not compromise our drinking water for the profit of some out of town company that’s not going to do anything to improve the quality of life here,” said Rasoul.

“It would be one thing if we could actually get the natural gas from this pipeline, but we’re not even going to be able to tap into the gas itself,” added Hurst. “So from an economic impact, it’s certainly, is only looking to be one that’s going to be negative at this point.”

The State Water Control Board will meet this Wednesday and Thursday to decide on the pipeline’s water quality certification. 

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Delegate Sam Rasoul and Delegate elect Chris Hurst are calling for the Virginia State Water Control Board to take a deeper look at the Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley Pipelines possible impacts on water quality in the New River and Roanoke valleys.  

The State Water Control Board will meet this Wednesday and Thursday to decide on the water quality certification. 

Monday at Parkway Brewing Company, Delegate Sam Rasoul and Delegate elect Chris Hurst are teaming up to address concerns about the impact on water quality here in the area. 

The event starts at 1:30 pm at the brewery. 

According to the press release from Chris Hurst’s office, both delegates are calling for the board to consider additional information on sedimentation effects from the pipeline.

This is not the first time Delegate Sam Rasoul has spoken about this issue. 

He also voiced concerns back in July of this year talking about how the project will impact  drinking water in the areas where the pipeline will be built. 

Back in July Rasoul had asked for drinking water sources to be tested. 

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