People share concerns about pipeline construction on area waterways

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7) More than a dozen concerned people met to talk about the impact of pipeline construction on the valley's waterways.

Opponents of the Mountain Valley Pipeline say pipeline construction puts the valley's streams, creeks, and rivers in jeopardy.

Delegate Sam Rasoul said there was a June 11th meeting scheduled by the Water Control board, but that meeting was canceled. The next meeting is scheduled for August.

"There are 11,000 comments filed. We need to be able to stop work right now while the State Water Control Board can look through these comments and see how our water is going to be impacted. The Roanoke River is going to be crossed more than 100 times and that could have an enormous impact on our drinking water," said Delegate Sam Rasoul, House of Representatives.

WDBJ7 reached out to Mountain Valley Pipeline and DEQ officials, but have not heard back.