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

FERC Approves General Blasting Plan Variance, Allows Use of Ammonium Nitrate


FERC approved Mountain Valley Pipeline’s request for variance “to clarify its General Blasting Plan” March 27. MVP’s original request was filed earlier the same day and asked that FERC approve the request by March 28. Those subscribing to the FERC eSubscription system for the MVP docket received notification of MVP’s request at 9:51am, then received … Continue reading FERC Approves General Blasting Plan Variance, Allows Use of Ammonium Nitrate