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December 16, 2021

More Determined than Ever

A Water Control Board Approval on MVP is Not the End of the Story! Many of you will have heard the unfortunate news that the Virginia State Water Control Board voted 3 to 2 to approve a proposal for Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) to cut and blast through hundreds of our valuable waters. You should… Read more


Lesser scaup swimming in water with reflections at Viera Wetlands.
November 18, 2021

Citizen Enforcement of the Clean Water Act

Our Clean Water Act (CWA50) blog series continues with a short overview of one of the Clean Water Act’s most powerful enforcement mechanisms: the citizen suit provision. Clean Water Act History Under the Clean Water Act (“CWA”), the states, the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”), and citizens all have enforcement authority. This novel environmental enforcement framework… Read more


hike virginia water stream
February 12, 2021

Campaign for Virginia’s Water Future Update

Water Quality and DEQ Reform in 2021! Wild Virginia, and you, have made some major strides in the newly-named Campaign for Virginia’s Water Future during 2020, and we are excited to move into the new year! We will participate in decision-making processes the state has begun and also push our own initiatives to protect Virginia’s… Read more


July 6, 2020

Help Protect our Water – Make your voice heard by July 9!

Have you seen streams like this one clogged with mud from the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP)? If so, you have seen gross violations of Virginia’s water quality standards − rules that are supposed to protect all of our state waters.  And this is not the only example of pollution impacts DEQ ignores. Gross algae infestations,… Read more