FERC Denies Rehearing Requests on MVP Certificate in 3-2 Vote


The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued an Order on Rehearing for the Mountain Valley Pipeline’s Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (Certificate) June 15. Commissioners McIntyre, Chatterjee, and Powelson voted to approve the 156-page order, while Commissioners LaFleur and Glick dissented. The Commission cited the following procedural issues in denying several of the rehearing requests … Continue reading FERC Denies Rehearing Requests on MVP Certificate in 3-2 Vote

MVP Submits Info on Endangered Species, Construction Spreads


Mountain Valley Pipeline filed supplemental information April 5 that included guidance from the US Fish and Wildlife Service’s West Virginia Field Office on developing and implementing an Indiana Bat Conservation Plan (IBCP). The document states its purpose is to prevent the unlawful “take” of the federally-endangered Indian bat, as defined in the Endangered Species Act … Continue reading MVP Submits Info on Endangered Species, Construction Spreads

Comments to FERC Week of March 26 Features Input from Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, Craig County


This is a compilation of the comments filed with FERC by landowners, concerned residents, county governments, and other interested parties for the week of March 26, 2018. Save Monroe Save Monroe filed comments with FERC March 26 and 27. The first filing requested that Joby Timm, Supervisor for the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests, … Continue reading Comments to FERC Week of March 26 Features Input from Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, Craig County

Citizen Groups Object to FERC’s Automatic Variance Approval Process


Preserve Craig and Indian Creek Watershed Association filed objections March 29 to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s near-instantaneous approval of Mountain Valley Pipeline variance and construction approval requests. The groups, who filed their comments jointly, specifically objected to the quick turnaround time between Request for Variance MVP-1 and Request for Notice to Proceed No. 18, both … Continue reading Citizen Groups Object to FERC’s Automatic Variance Approval Process