Thursday, September 22, 2016

Morgan Griffith on the Mountain Valley Pipeline

From U.S. Representative Morgan Griffith (R-VA-9):

Friday, September 16, 2016 – Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) today issued the following statement after the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) noticed the public session schedule for the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) and released the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the pipeline.
Congressman Griffith said: “I am disappointed that FERC will continue to exclusively hold one-on-one conversation hearing sessions as opposed to holding any town-hall style public hearings. I believe the DEIS for the MVP project warrants a discussion in an open, public forum so that all parties, for and against, have opportunity to voice and hear opposing views. Additionally, this town-hall style public forum would allow for media coverage of the discussion.”
“I am pleased however, that FERC noticed multiple hearings in Virginia as requested by me and Congressmen Goodlatte and Hurt, and doubled the comment period for the DEIS to more than 90 days.”
“I plan to review the 781-page Draft Environmental Impact Statement in the coming weeks.”

FERC announced the following public session schedule for the Mountain Valley Pipeline. All public sessions will begin at 5:00 pm Eastern time, though venues are subject to change:
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - Chatham High School - Chatham, VA
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - Lewis County High School - Weston, WV
Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - Franklin County High School - Rocky Mount, VA
Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - Nicholas County High School - Summersville, WV
Thursday, November 3, 2016 - Sheraton Hotel - Roanoke, VA
Thursday, November 3, 2016 - Peterstown Elementary School - Peterstown, WV
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - California Area High School - Coal Center, PA

The Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) can be found here.
FERC’s DEIS Notice and Hearing Information can be found here.