Old Mountain Valley Pipeline Page – before September 2017

Mountain Valley Pipeline Information

Status of the FERC process

The FERC is reviewing comments to the Draft Environmental Impact Statement and requesting additional information from MVP. The projected schedule is for the FERC to issue a Final EIS in March 2017. After the Final EIS is issued, FERC Commissioners are expected to make a decision.

TAKE ACTION

The West Virginia DEP needs to hear from you!

In order for the MVP project to proceed, MVP must receive water-related permits and certification from the WV Dept. of Environmental Protection. The WVDEP has announced its public comment period for the Natural Streams Preservation Act Permit (affects the Greenbrier River); the State 401 Water Quality Certification, and the Stormwater Permit (aka Oil and Gas Water Pollution Control Permit). Click here for WVDEP’s announcement: http://www.dep.wv.gov/news/Pages/Mvpinfo.aspx

More information about making comments to come, but keep these dates in mind:

  • Public Comment Meeting: Summers Memorial Building (451 1st Ave in Hinton) on Tuesday March 7, 2017 beginning at 6 PM
  • Deadline for comments:  March 19, 2017 at 8 PM

U.S. Forest Service still needs to hear from you!

  • Comment to the Forest Service about MVP plans to cross the Jefferson National Forest and Appalachian Trail. Respond to the proposal to create a 500-ft “Utility Corridor” across Peters Mountain.
  • Write and email the Forest Service. Urge them to follow the process the USFS has in place to evaluate the radical changes to the Forest Service Land and Resource Management Plan that would be required to permit the MVP. They should not be rushed. They should not give up their independent responsibility. They should not adopt the FERC’s Environmental Impact Statement for agency decisions concerning amendments to the Land and Resource Management Plan.

Download copies of Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS)


Reports and ICWA Submittals to the FERC

Read printable copies of reports about the MVP pipeline:

  • Ernst Kastning’s reports about geologic hazards in karst regions of VA and WV
  • Pamela Dodds’ reports about hydrogeology in Monroe and Summers Counties
  • Cultural Attachment report by Applied Cultural Ecology
  • Economic Costs of the MVP by Key-Log Economics

Read printable copies of comments that ICWA submitted to the FERC


Announcing: ICWA’s Interactive Environmental Map

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Click here to view the Mountain Valley Pipeline route and its potential environmental impacts

Click here to learn more about the Interactive Environmental Map

We welcome your help to defend West Virginia’s precious water resources!


FERC Comment Index Project

Please help compile data about key informational comments that have been submitted to the FERC by individuals, groups, and agencies. This information is available for you to use in preparing comments on state and federal permit applications (email IndianCreekWater@gmail.com for access).
Click to help enter comments


Here are two ways to support future development of the Interactive Environmental Mapping Project:

  • Send a check: Please make your check payable to Indian Creek Watershed Association or ICWA, and indicate “Environmental Map Project” on the check. Mail to: Indian Creek Watershed Association, P.O. Box 711, Union, WV 24983.
  • Donate on-line:

ICWA is a 501c3 non-profit organization. Contributions are tax-deductible.

Click for more information about funding for this mapping project

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