Mountain Valley Pipeline

What’s Happening Now?

The State Water Control Board plans to hold two meetings in December to consider additional Section 401 water quality certification conditions for the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline 9:30 a.m.Wednesday, December 6, 2017, and Thursday, December 7, 2017. Location: Trinity Family Life Center, 3601 Dill Road, Richmond, VA 23222.

June 23, 2017 – Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Mountain Valley Pipeline  was released.  On the same day, the USFS released a Draft Record of Decision allowing MVP to cross the Jefferson National Forest. There is a formal objection period ending August 7th.This terrible decision authorize the pipeline to cross National Forest Lands.  Read Wild Virginia’s response to these decision:  -Forest Service Allows 11 Exceptions to Jefferson Forest Plan for MVP 

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Background

This proposed pipeline crosses the Jefferson National Forest in Giles and Montgomery Counties in Virginia and Monroe County, West Virginia. The Mountain Valley Pipeline sources the same fracked gas and has the same delivery destinations as the ACP.

The route passes through the Appalachian National Scenic Trail Corridor and would cross the Appalachian Trail a half-mile south west of Peters Mountain Wilderness Area.

MVP, LLC has identified the Atlantic Coast Pipeline route as an alternate route in information provided to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. The ACP route was rejected due to “steep terrain”.

Because the ACP and the MVP are being evaluated simultaneously the impacts of both of them should be also considered at the same time and their environmental impacts combined in all present and future analysis. This includes impacts related to fracking the gas, burning the gas, methane releases on climate, and hindering the development of renewable energy systems in our national energy policy.

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