Montgomery County, VA filed an Answer in Opposition to Mountain Valley Pipeline’s Requests for Notice to Proceed Nos. 7 and 9. The requests were filed February 2 and 7, respectively, and the answer by Montgomery County was filed on February 9.
The county argues the following major points:
- The Director of OEP should not authorize construction until the Commission issues a decision on the merits of rehearing, which were delayed by a tolling order issued December 13;
- Requests for Notice to Proceed Nos. 7 and 9 should not be granted until MVP completes pre-construction environmental conditions outlined in the Certificate Order, specifically citing Environmental Condition Nos. 15, 19, 20, 21, 22, 24 as not yet satisfied;