Open Letter to Governor McAuliffe and DEQ Director Paylor


September 14th, 2017 FROM: Concerned citizens opposed to fracked gas pipelines in Virginia TO: The Honorable Terry McAuliffe, Governor, Commonwealth of Virginia David Paylor, Director, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality   Dear Governor McAuliffe and Director Paylor, We are concerned citizens residing in southwest Virginia. We know that you, Governor McAuliffe, have said that you … Continue reading Open Letter to Governor McAuliffe and DEQ Director Paylor

Bill of Particulars Sent to VA DEQ


BILL OF PARTICULARS September 14, 2017 Citizens of the New River and Roanoke Valleys, impacted directly and indirectly by the proposed MVP, petition you, Director Paylor, and your staff to conduct a full, professional and transparent review of MVP LLC’s application for 401 Certification. We do so expressing significant reservation with DEQ’s process to date, … Continue reading Bill of Particulars Sent to VA DEQ

Action Alert: Object to US Forest Service Decision on Mountain Valley Pipeline


From Preserve Craig: “The US Forest Service intends to amend the Jefferson National Forest Plan to allow MVP construction on very steep slopes (adjoining wilderness), massive erosion, cutting of old growth forests, damage to the AT and viewsheds, increasing invasive species problems, among other things. The surprise Record of Decision can be viewed here.” FOREST SERVICE … Continue reading Action Alert: Object to US Forest Service Decision on Mountain Valley Pipeline

FERC Fails to Complete Historic Resource Analysis on Mountain Valley Pipeline


Greater Newport Rural Historic District Committee and Preserve Newport Historic Properties Press Release FERC Fails to Complete Historic Resource Analysis on Proposed Pipeline, Relies on Incomplete and Faulty Reports FERC, in its Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS), concedes that it has not completed analyzing the effects on historic resources (including seven historic districts). This pipeline … Continue reading FERC Fails to Complete Historic Resource Analysis on Mountain Valley Pipeline

Groups Blast FERC Findings on Mountain Valley Fracked-Gas Pipeline


A coalition of landowners and advocacy organizations today condemned the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for disregarding the profound and long-lasting human and environmental trauma the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) would cause. In its final environmental review, released Friday morning, FERC ignores the most harmful impacts this 300-mile-long pipeline for fracked gas would have … Continue reading Groups Blast FERC Findings on Mountain Valley Fracked-Gas Pipeline

FERC Issues MVP Final Environmental Impact Statement


The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued the Final Environmental Impact Statement for Mountain Valley Pipeline as outlined in the announcement excerpted below. PDF of the 930-page document can be found here. The coalition of groups protecting water, heritage and property rights responds. Check out this list of Action Items from Appalachian Trail Conservancy.