Mountain Valley Pipeline requested two variances March 27. The first, labeled as F-1, seeks approval of an additional laydown yard in Raleigh County, WV. Aside from this request, Raleigh County is not impacted directly by any portion of the pipeline. Based on the alignment sheets attached to the request, the proposed laydown yard is located … Continue reading MVP Requests Variances F-1, G-2, and Bradshaw-3 in Raleigh, Giles, Wetzel Counties
Mountain Valley Pipeline submitted Requests for Notice to Proceed Nos. 18 and 19 early morning March 28. Per Request for NTP No. 18, MVP seeks permission to being full construction activity on some segments of the pipeline and facilities in Summers and Monroe Counties, WV. MVP requested that the Notice to Proceed be granted the … Continue reading MVP Requests NTPs Nos. 18 and 19, FERC Responds Within Hours
We will try to break this story down for you in order to illuminate how content farming erodes our understanding of fossil fuel infrastructure issues. This is an AP story cut and pasted into several news sites on March 23, 2018: Records: State police spent nearly $50K on pipeline hearings Note the use of a … Continue reading Virginia Spent $50K on DEQ Meeting Security and We Don’t Know Why.
February 21 Update FERC filed a response February 21 to Rep. Morgan Griffith’s (R-VA) request for rehearing and clarification of the tolling order process, which he submitted to the FERC docket January 19. In his letter, Griffith attached a letter previously filed by Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) January 5, in which the senator expressed that … Continue reading FERC Continually Ignores Bipartisan Request for Rehearing
Mountain Valley Pipeline filed Requests for Notice to Proceed Nos. 16 and 17 March 20. MVP asked FERC to grant the requests by March 21 and 22, respectively. Request for Notice to Proceed No. 16 includes pipeline segments in Monroe County, WV, as well as facilities in Monroe and Summers Counties, WV. Request for Notice to … Continue reading MVP Files Requests for NTP Nos. 16 and 17
RICHMOND – Governor Ralph Northam today announced additional powers to expand the Commonwealth’s ability to protect clean water. SB698 and SB699 establish processes in state law to allow the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to issue a stop work order on all or part of land-disturbing activities associated with natural gas pipeline construction if … Continue reading New Virginia Law Grants DEQ Additional Stop Work Authority Over Pipelines