West Virginia Pipeline Project Cited for Numerous Violations

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Appalachian Chronicle

Stonewall Gas Gathering companies running roughshod over people, nature and the law

By Michael M. Barrick

ALUM BRIDGE, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) has issued at least 12 Notice of Violations to the contractors of the Stonewall Gas Gathering (SGG) pipeline since mid-June. The violations are for not following best practices and for causing conditions which pollute the state’s streams. The West Fork River is fed by many tributaries being crossed by the SGG pipeline. Here it is sediment laden in mid-July from runoff due to poor sediment control The West Fork River is fed by many tributaries being crossed by the SGG pipeline. Here it is sediment laden in mid-July from runoff due to poor sediment control

The SGG is being built by Stonewall Gas Gathering, LLC, which was incorporated in Delaware on June 4, 2014. SGG is a subsidiary of Momentum (officially M3Midstream), based in Texas and Colorado. The Stonewall Gathering line is part of Momentum’s Appalachian Gathering System (AGS). The SGG will connect to the AGS in Harrison County and terminate…

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