Despite an online petition circulated by Bold Alliance and hand-signed petitions from POWHR to hold a public hearing along the Mountain Valley Pipeline route, the Virginia Marine Resources Commission will not hold hearings in our communities. Instead, VMRC has announced that a hearing on the MVP water crossings will be held in Newport News, Virginia on Tuesday, January 23rd. The hearing is open to the public and anyone may attend to comment about this risky, fracked-gas pipeline project.
Attend in Person:
Send Written Comments:
Public comments can also be made electronically via email to Randy.Owen@mrc.virginia.gov (Deadline January 22nd @ 5pm.)
Please specify which project you are commenting on (MVP Application Number: 17-1609).
Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP), LLC, (VMRC Application #17-1609) requests authorization to install a natural gas pipeline beneath the bed of 18 streams and/or rivers with drainage areas of greater than five (5) square miles, which are considered to be State-owned subaqueous bottomlands of the Commonwealth, along the designated pipeline corridor in Giles, Montgomery, Franklin, Roanoke and Pittsylvania Counties.
The link to VMRC permit tracking searchable database is at https://webapps.mrc.virginia.gov/public/habitat/
MVP VMRC Application Number is 17-1609.
When searching, remember to change the date range to 2015-2017.
The original application is under the “Application” tab.
Any revisions, protest letters, letters of support, etc. may be found under the “Additional Docs” tab.