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

Roanoke County Says No to DEQ Memorandum of Agreement


Roanoke County’s Board of Supervisors voted against a motion to sign a Memorandum of Agreement with the Department of Environmental Quality. Please see the following news links for more information: Roanoke Times Coverage — Roanoke County supervisors hold off on pipeline inspection agreement WDBJ7 Coverage — Roanoke County Supervisors pass on DEQ agreement

Comments Filed in Objection to Revised Treatment Plans for Historic Districts


Roanoke County filed comments February 22 in objection to the revised treatment plans for Bent Mountain Rural Historic District, Bent Mountain Apple Orchard Rural Historic District, and Coles-Terry Rural Historic District. Roanoke County objected to the treatment plans on the following grounds: Mountain Valley did not complete the consultation process provided under Stipulation III.B.5 of … Continue reading Comments Filed in Objection to Revised Treatment Plans for Historic Districts

MVP Files Request for Notice to Proceed No. 11, Supplemental Materials


Mountain Valley Pipeline filed their eleventh Request for Notice to Proceed on February 20, seeking permission from FERC to begin hand tree-felling activity on properties associated with the Blue Ridge Parkway. If granted, tree-felling would begin on four parcels in Roanoke County, VA and one parcel in Franklin County, VA. MVP asks that FERC grant … Continue reading MVP Files Request for Notice to Proceed No. 11, Supplemental Materials

Volunteer to Monitor Pipeline Construction


Volunteer Pipeline Visual Assessment Program The Volunteer Pipeline Visual Assessment Program was developed by Trout Unlimited and West Virginia Rivers Coalition to support and train volunteer citizen observers to identify, document and report pollution incidents associated with large-scale pipeline development. Through a series of free webinars, volunteers will learn about erosion control best management practices … Continue reading Volunteer to Monitor Pipeline Construction