By Wil and Angela Stanton
Preserve the New River Valley
December 15, 2014
EQT/NextEra will be hosting its mandated Open Houses beginning tonight in Gretna. Open Houses, while positioned as ways for the pipeline company to “engage” with the local community, are really held to convince citizens that the pipeline is a good thing and for the companies to learn as much as they can about the issues “on the ground” so they can use these to their advantage for their filing to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Scoping meetings are held by FERC later in the process and are primarily focused on the environmental impacts of the proposed pipeline.
To be forewarned is to be forearmed! For more information on the Open Houses and Scoping Meetings, please Read the Article