Update April 17, 2015: The FERC has published a Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Planned Mountain Valley Pipeline Project, Request for Comments, and Public Scoping Meetings
- This notice announces the opening of the scoping process the FERC will use to gather input from the public and interested agencies on the project.
- The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) will prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) that will discuss the impacts of construction and operation of the Mountain Valley Pipeline.
- The FERC will use this EIS in its decision-making process to determine whether the project is in the public convenience and necessity.
The first scoping meeting will be held in Monroe County in Lindside on May 4, 7:00 p.m.
See the summary for instructions about the scoping meeting and how to submit comments to the FERC. According to the FERC, comments should focus on the potential environmental effects, reasonable alternatives, and measures to avoid or lessen environmental impacts. Comments must be received by the FERC by June 16, 2015.
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Protect Monroe County from Interstate Pipelines:
Two large, interstate pipelines are being proposed to transport natural gas from the Marcellus shale operations in northwestern West Virginia to major interconnector lines in Virginia. In the case of one (Mountain Valley Pipeline), the pipeline is expected to be 42 inches in diameter, capable of transporting 2 billion cubic feet of gas per day. It would require 75 feet of permanent easement, with 125 feet easements for construction. This pipeline has NOT been approved yet. It is at the beginning of an extensive review process by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).
- Threats to Our Water Supply
- Dangers to Our Families and Community
- Reduced Property Values / Loss of Landowner Rights
It’s Pain, No Gain for Monroe County
About Preserve Monroe:
Preserve Monroe is a coalition of landowners, residents, businesses and organizations in Monroe County, WV. Preserve Monroe encourages citizens to participate in the responsible stewardship of our resources to assure the healthy and prosperous future of Monroe County and our families.
Preserve Monroe opposes the attempt by private corporations to build large, 42-inch interstate transmission pipelines through our county. These pipelines would cut across our mountains, streams and farmlands carrying natural gas to points east and overseas. We are united by concern that these large excavation and construction projects—as well as the long-term presence of high-pressure gas pipelines of this magnitude—are a very real threat to our water, to our families and community, and to our property values and landowner rights.
Preserve Monroe welcomes all who love Monroe County. Please join us.
This Preserve Monroe website is hosted on the Indian Creek Watershed Association (ICWA) website.