MVP Files Official Application to FERC
Mountain Valley Pipeline submitted its formal application to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Oct. 23, 2015. The new docket number is CP16-10-000. You can access the news release at: http://mountainvalleypipeline.info/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/FF-News-Release-FINAL.pdf.
MVP has also posted their request to FERC to initiate the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) pre-filing review of the proposed MVP. You can access this document on the PreserveNRV website at: http://preservethenrv.com/docs/MVP-Prefiling-request-Docket-No.-PF15-3.pdf.
MVP has stated that there will only be three compressor stations during construction. We obviously have not seen any specifics on this yet but I hope everyone understands that this is a plan and plans can change. It is hard to believe a pipeline of this magnitude will be built with the need for a compressor station in Virginia.
We also received a copy of the route that has been proposed to the FERC (see http://preservethenrv.com/docs/Proposed-Route-10-23-15.pdf). It is at a broad level so we will have to wait until we see the actual filing to know details but it appears that the route proposed in the filing:
- selected Alternate Route 200 (impacting residents in Giles, Craig and Montgomery counties)
- bypasses most of Craig County
- bypasses the Spring Hollow Reservoir in Roanoke County
- runs to the south of Cahas Mountain in Franklin County (rather than going over the mountain)
UPDATE: It will take a while for us to get all of these documents loaded to the website so we did not want you to have to wait. Visit: http://elibrary.ferc.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?document_id=14390614 and you will find MVP’s application, final resource reports, and new alignment sheets (which provide specifics on the route). Thanks to Dave Perry from the Blue Ridge Land Conservancy for sharing this information. And thanks to our friends at Preserve the NRV for letting us repost their content.
FERC Scoping Meeting
Eastern Montgomery County May 5, 2015
courtesy of Lucid Media
What we are fighting against!!
Information straight from their web-site! Check it out yourself! Do you see any benefits to local Virginians?
ECONOMIC BENEFITS OF THE MOUNTAIN VALLEY PIPELINE PROJECT IN VIRGINIA
Released December 10, 2014. Let’s give credit where credit its due: Prepared by FTI Consultants for MVP
The overarching premise for this Economic Benefit study is “Critical Thinking At The Critical Time_TM”
Read for yourself and decide if the these assumptions are realistic and will really benefit this region of Virginia. Who should know better than the people of SW Virginia. If you don’t believe the information in this report, please write to our local elected officials and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to voice your opinion! Visit our webpage Get Involved- Help The Fight for information on how and where to write to officials and FERC.http://mountainvalleypipeline.info/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Mountain_Valley_Pipeline_Virginia_Report_10Dec2014.pdf
Please be sure to note the “DISCLAIMER”
The information contained herein has been prepared based upon financial and other data provided to
FTI from the management and staff of EQT Corporation and from public sources. There is no
assurance by anyone that this information is accurate or complete. FTI has not subjected the
information contained herein to an audit in accordance with generally accepted auditing
standards. Accordingly, FTI cannot express an opinion or any other form of assurance on, and
assumes no responsibility for, the accuracy or correctness of the historical information or the
completeness and achievability of the projected financial data, information and assessments upon
which the enclosed report is presented.”
Mountain Valley Pipeline
As proposed, the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) project is a natural gas pipeline system that spans approximately 300 miles from northwestern West Virginia to southern Virginia – and as an interstate pipeline will be regulated by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). The MVP will be constructed and owned by Mountain Valley Pipeline, LLC, which is a joint venture of EQT Midstream Partners, LP and NextEra US Gas Assets, LLC. EQT Midstream Partners will operate the pipeline and own a majority interest in the joint venture.http://mountainvalleypipeline.info/ http://mountainvalleypipeline.info/maps/
EQT and NextEra Energy Announce Southeast Pipeline Project
Local Virginians – local residents will bear the burden of:
- devaluation of their homes,
- living in constant fear of explosions,
- potential loss of their only source of water, well water and
- be subjected to regular spraying from chemicals designed to kill trees and vegetation.
Mountain Valley Pipeline Project Map (Graphic: Business Wire)
The Street | June 12, 2014http://www.thestreet.com/story/12742193/1/mountain-valley-pipeline-project-map-graphic-business-wire.html