What can you do now that Mountain Valley Pipeline has filed its formal application and FERC has filed the Notice of Application? We at Preserve the NRV have put together a Frequently Asked Questions page to help you determine your next steps at: http://preservethenrv.com/mvp-faqs. We strongly encourage you to consider becoming an intervenor on the MVP project. The deadline for filing a Motion to Intervene is 5 p.m. on Friday, November 27th. All of the information you need to file a Motion to Intervene is contained on our FAQ page. Preserve the NRV plans to file as an intervenor on the MVP project and we hope you will as well. If you have any questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can access the news release at: http://mountainvalleypipeline.info/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/FF-News-Release-FINAL.pdf.
MVP has also posted their request to FERC to initiate the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) pre-filing review of the proposed MVP. You can access this document on our website at: http://preservethenrv.com/docs/MVP-Prefiling-request-Docket-No.-PF15-3.pdf.
MVP has stated that there will only be three compressor stations during construction. We obviously have not seen any specifics on this yet but I hope everyone understands that this is a plan and plans can change. It is hard to believe a pipeline of this magnitude will be built with the need for a compressor station in Virginia.
We also received a copy of the route that has been proposed to the FERC (see http://preservethenrv.com/docs/Proposed-Route-10-23-15.pdf). It is at a broad level so we will have to wait until we see the actual filing to know details but it appears that the route proposed in the filing:
- selected Alternate Route 200 (impacting residents in Giles, Craig and Montgomery counties)
- bypasses most of Craig County
- bypasses the Spring Hollow Reservoir in Roanoke County
- runs to the south of Cahas Mountain in Franklin County (rather than going over the mountain)
UPDATE: It will take a while for us to get all of these documents loaded to the website so we did not want you to have to wait. Visit: http://elibrary.ferc.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?document_id=14390614 and you will find MVP’s application, final resource reports, and new alignment sheets (which provide specifics on the route). Thanks to Dave Perry from the Blue Ridge Land Conservancy for sharing this information.