FERC Comments to MVP, LLC

ferc_logoThe staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) just posted comments on Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC’s: (1) first draft environmental resource report (RR) – project description filed on December 1, 2014, (2) RR 10 – Summary of Alternatives filed with FERC on December 1, 2014, and additional alternative routes filed with FERC on February 18, 2015.  FERC has requested that MVP clarify discrepancies in their earlier reports as well as issues raised in the comments that have been filed with FERC to date.  Additionally, FERC has asked MVP to provide missing information they deem necessary to begin an environmental impact statement.

This is an IMPORTANT read for everyone.  You can access the comments filed at: http://preservethenrv.com/docs/FERC_Comments_1st_Draft_Resource_Reports1-10.pdf

What You Need to Know About Pipeline Open Houses vs Scoping Meetings


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