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Fact Sheets and Guides

Here are links to some of our research, fact sheets, and citizens' guides.

Guidance for Monitoring Effects of Gas Pipeline Development on Surface Waters and Groundwater. A report for landowners and water providers concerned about the potential impacts of pipeline development on water supplies. Published in partnership with Allegheny Blue Ridge Alliance, Dominion Pipeline Monitoring Coalition, Cowpasture River Preservation Association, Friends of Nelson, Greenbrier River Watershed Association, Highlanders for Responsible Development, and West Virginia Highlands Conservancy.

Published in partnership with WV FREE and Downstream Strategies, the report details some of the dangerous toxins Category A protects us from and why removal of Category A is a bad idea. 

Drinking Water Protection: A Citizen's Guide to Getting InvolvedDeveloped with Downstream Strategies, the toolkit educates community stakeholders and prepares them to take on a leadership role in source water protection planning.

The Atlantic Coast Pipeline in West Virginia: Opportunities for Public Engagement regarding Erosion and Sedimentation. The report investigate public input opportunities related to the onslaught of proposed natural gas pipeline construction projects across the state. 

Category A Fact SheetCategory A is the human health use category that is applied to waters, which, after conventional treatment, are used for human consumption.

The Freedom Industries Spill: Lessons Learned, Needed Reforms. Our report produced after the January 9, 2014 chemical leak into the Elk River. 

Aboveground Storage Tanks in West Virginia: A Snapshot. A report prepared with Downstream Strategies on the location, ownership, and potential threats from aboveground storage tanks throughout the state. 
Citizens’ Guide to SB 373 – Water Resources Protection Act of 2014 (Updated January 2015). The essential guide to understanding components of water protections passed in 2014 in response to the WV Water Crisis.

Citizens’ Guide to SB 423 – Amending the Aboveground Storage Tank Act. Our guide to understanding and getting involved in the revised AST Act passed in 2015.

Aboveground Storage Tank Act Proposed Rules - July 2015This proposed rule governs the registration, standards, and inspections of Aboveground Storage Tanks.

2015 Proposed Revisions to WV Water Quality Standards. Your guide to proposed changes to WV's water quality standards.