A map is worth a thousand words! We are posting examples of maps that people have created to show different hazards and concerns about the MVP.
- Click on the map images below to see each map and a description of the problem it helps illustrate.
- Create your own map and comment. See some ideas to think about below.
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org to send us your map/comment to post. (ICWA volunteers can help you create and print your map, and submit it to FERC. Send an email or call 304-832-6373.)
Here are some ideas about possible comments:
- Threats to your water—If you live on or near the pipeline route, do you rely on a well or spring or stream that could be affected by construction, blasting or contamination? Will the pipeline cause run-off and pollution in your stream? Zoom to your area and print a map, then mark it to show how close you are. (The USA Topo Maps view may be easier to mark up by hand, and also shows steepness of slopes.)
- Caves or sinkholes—Do you have caves, sinking streams, sinkholes or other indications of karst on your property?
- Wetlands—Do you have a wetland on your property?
- Safety—Click on the Potential Impact Radius and Evacuation Zone layers. Are there locations you are concerned about? (e.g., It will cross US-219 close to the United Methodist Church and runs along Little Mountain directly above Lindside.)
- Work spaces and Access Roads—Click on the MVP Temporary Impact layer to see where these will appear. Access roads will be cleared and leveled to a 40-foot width. Are there issues of dust, noise, land disturbance, closeness to streams, access to property, etc.?
- Historical structures and Indian artifact sites—These don’t show up on the map, but you can print an area you know about and mark it for structures and areas of concern.
- Biodiversity—The Watershed Biodiversity layer shows that the zones where MVP is routed through Monroe County have high global biodiversity significance. Can you mark areas where you have seen threatened or endangered species such as eagles (esp. nests), bats and other outstanding wildlife?
- Other—Please share your own ideas and suggestions!
There is no best way to do this. A simple map and short comment can be very powerful!
If you need help, please contact us by email at email@example.com or call us at 304-832-6373.