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Roberta Kellam

Roberta Kellam

Roberta Kellam recently served two terms on the Virginia State Water Control Board and previously was an instructor of environmental law and policy at the University at Buffalo Law School and in private practice in upstate New York. She lives in Northampton County.

COMMENTARY

Former state board member was accused of ‘working for the opposition’ after raising concerns about pipeline construction damage

By: - January 18, 2019

Visiting the Mountain Valley Pipeline construction corridor in southwest Virginia was a promise I made to  local residents while I was a member of the State Water Control Board. It was a promise that wasn’t kept until Jan. 2, when I toured many farms and residential lands impacted by the MVP construction activities. Unfortunately, it […]

COMMENTARY

Former water board member: Lawsuit over pipeline violations is also an indictment of DEQ’s regulatory approach

By: - December 13, 2018

After months of citizen complaints about deleterious impacts to waters of the commonwealth from Mountain Valley Pipeline construction, many cheered when Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring announced that an enforcement action had been filed last week. Upon closer inspection, however, the complaint filed by Herring is as much a critique of Department of Environmental Quality […]