Judge Denies Preliminary Injunction Against Tree Sitters


March 28 UPDATE Judge Irons filed his written order March 27 denying Mountain Valley Pipeline’s request for a preliminary injunction against individuals associated with the tree-sit on Peters Mountain. During the hearing on a petition for preliminary injunction filed by MVP against the tree sitters, MVP attorneys argued and the project manager testified that, if … Continue reading Judge Denies Preliminary Injunction Against Tree Sitters

Forest Service Closes Jefferson National Forest for MVP, VDHR Comments on Treatment Plans


Mountain Valley Pipeline filed Supplemental/Additional Information documents with FERC March 9. Though the documents were filed at 4:36pm EST March 9, they were not available on FERC’s eLibrary service until March 12. Included in the filing was the following: Closure Notice for portions of the Jefferson National Forest Joby Timm, Forest Supervisor for the George … Continue reading Forest Service Closes Jefferson National Forest for MVP, VDHR Comments on Treatment Plans

FERC Issues NTP No. 12, Allows Tree Cutting in Jefferson National Forest


FERC issued Notice to Proceed No. 12 March 1, just one day after Mountain Valley Pipeline filed the request to which the notice responds. The Notice allows the hand-felling of trees to being in the Jefferson National Forest in discontinuous segments along the pipeline route between about mileposts 196.4 and 221.1, and at five additional … Continue reading FERC Issues NTP No. 12, Allows Tree Cutting in Jefferson National Forest

MVP Files Requests for NTP Nos. 12 & 13, Includes Jefferson National Forest


Mountain Valley Pipeline filed Requests for Notice to Proceed (NTP) Nos. 12 and 13 February 28. Request for NTP No. 12 asks for permission to begin the hand-felling of trees in portions of the Jefferson National Forest in Giles and Montgomery Counties in Virginia. MVP attached a written authorization to begin felling trees from the … Continue reading MVP Files Requests for NTP Nos. 12 & 13, Includes Jefferson National Forest

FERC Issues NTP No. 10 Despite Indian Creek Watershed Association Objections


FERC granted Mountain Valley Pipeline’s Request for Notice to Proceed No. 10 on February 21. The Notice allows construction to commence on the following: Discontiguous portions of the pipeline between mileposts 65.5 and 196.3; The Sherwood Interconnection in Doddridge County, WV 507 additional temporary workspaces, 2 access roads, 2 yards, and 19 anode beds, in … Continue reading FERC Issues NTP No. 10 Despite Indian Creek Watershed Association Objections