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Action Alert: Your Comments Needed on the Mountain Valley Pipeline!

posted Oct 25, 2016, 1:11 PM by Kathleen Tyner   [ updated Oct 27, 2016, 9:22 AM by angie wv ]
Public Hearings on the Mountain Valley Pipeline DEIS

On September 16, 2016, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) project. The DEIS is supposed to be an in-depth analysis of all the environmental impacts that could occur as a result of the project. It should include all of the concerns that were expressed during the scoping period that occurred for this project in the spring of last year. View maps of the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline route here and view the DEIS here

Pipeline construction. Photo by Rick Webb.

We found the DEIS lacking of critical information. Without this information FERC is unable to determine the project's true environmental impacts. The DEIS public comment period will run through December 22, 2016, and will include a series of public hearings. The dates, times, and locations of the WV hearings are listed below.

Tuesday, Nov. 1
5:00 – 8:00 PM
Lewis County High School
205 Minuteman Drive
Weston, WV 26452

Wednesday, Nov. 2
5:00 – 8:00 PM
Nicholas County High School
30 Grizzly Road
Summersville, WV 26651

Thursday, Nov. 3
5:00 – 8:00 PM
Peterstown Elementary School
108 College Drive
Peterstown, WV 24963

Please consider attending one of the public meetings to express your concerns! We have summarized our concerns in this fact sheet to help with your comments. If you cannot attend, please consider submitting written comments. We will be sending more information on how to submit written comments soon.