Washington, DC – On Friday, July 29th, the public comment period closed for the Mountain Valley Pipeline’s (MVP) request to extend their Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for four more years. Tens of thousands of commenters conveyed their opposition to MVP’s request.
The original certificate was granted in 2017 by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) under the Natural Gas Act. This is the second time that MVP has requested an extension of their certificate. They received a two-year extension from FERC in 2020.
In response, Grace Tuttle of the Protect Our Water, Heritage, Rights (POWHR) Coalition, said:
“We, the people directly impacted by the climate nightmare known as the MVP, and hundreds of national organizations demand FERC deny MVP’s four-year extension request. There is overwhelming health, ecological, climate, and economic evidence that the MVP has no place in our communities, especially during a climate crisis. Our grassroots movement and national allies are all hands on deck at this critical moment to stop the MVP and focus all our energy on bold climate action that secures the livable future we deserve.”