Mountain Valley Pipeline

History

Mountain Valley Pipeline is a proposed 42 inch natural gas pipeline running 301 miles from northwestern West Virginia to southern Virginia. In the New River Watershed it will cross Greenbrier, Summers and Monroe Counties in WV and Giles and Montgomery Counties in VA.

On October 23, 2015, Mountain Valley filed a formal application with the FERC for approval to construct, own, and operate the Mountain Valley Pipeline. The application requesting the FERC Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity was received and the MVP project was issued Docket Number CP16-10 on November 5, 2015.

On September 16, 2016, FERC releases the draft Environmental Impact Study. Clickthe following to access it: Draft EIS. Comments on the Draft Study are due to FERC by December 22, 2016.

Concerns

Our concerns include explosions, leaks, water quality impacts, habitat destruction, and negative economic impacts.

Additionally, MVP has proposed to cross a permanent conservation easement that NRC has in Giles County. This easement protects the conservation values of the Property, preserves land for forestal use, preserves natural habitat and biological diversity, preserves water quality and scenic open space in perpetuity by imposing the restrictions on the use of the Property. Those restrictions include:

  • Division and subdivision of the Property is prohibited. The Property shall not be sold or conveyed except as a whole.
  • Industrial or commercial activities are prohibited other than: agriculture, livestock production, processing and sale of products produced on the Property, and temporary or seasonal outdoor activities
  • Public or private utilities shall not cross the Property

Additional Documents