Can We Trust the VA State Water Control Board?

In the coming two weeks the Virginia State Water Control Board will hold hearings (agendas here) on both the proposed Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley Pipelines. A November 29, 2017 article in Blue Virginia says, “One would think that because the SWCB’s function is to make independent decisions on Virginia water quality, the SWCB and Dominion wouldn’t have any connection outside of ‘independent’ decisions made by the SWCB involving Dominion projects. But upon taking a closer look at individual members of the SWCB, a stunning and disconcerting number of ties between board members and Dominion can be found.”

Can we trust the SWCB to make truly independent decisions?