Protect Our Water Heritage Rights, a coalition including landowners, watershed and peripherally affected, their families, friends and advocates, express disappointment, but not surprise, at the certification by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) LLC, and FERC officials continue to operate as though they are accountable to no one, including the courts.
Appalachian Trail makes list of 15 wild areas in U.S. at high risk of development for oil, gas and other resources. New report shines spotlight on important wild lands that must be protected. Roanoke, Va.—A new report released today by The Wilderness Society raises the alarm about the Appalachian Trail in Virginia and West Virginia, … Continue reading Wilderness Society: Appalachian Trail is Too Wild to Drill
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 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
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
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