Press release: DEQ withdraws proposed
civil charge order on Liberty University
The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality has withdrawn a proposed order imposing fines on Liberty University with respect to an alleged non-compliance with the terms of a permit granted to Liberty by DEQ. Both Liberty and DEQ acknowledged that a misunderstanding had arisen with respect to the proposed civil charge, and as soon as it was brought to DEQ’s attention that there had been no agreement, the proposed civil charge order was promptly withdrawn.
Liberty believes it complied with the terms of the DEQ permit. Both parties are continuing to work toward an acceptable resolution of the matter.