The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Division of Water Resources (DWR) has reaffirmed DWR's previous denial of Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) Southgate Project's request for a Clean Water Act 401 Water Quality Certification. DEQ first denied the request in August 2020. On MVP's appeal of the decision, the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals found that the DEQ had not adequately explained its decision and vacated the agency's denial.

NCDEQ Reissues Denial for MVP WQ 401 Certification