The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has been asked to revoke the certificate of the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) in a Formal Complaint filed June 21 by Wild Virginia, Preserve Craig, Indian Creek Watershed Association and two private landowners. The complaint requests FERC to:
- Suspend or revoke its approval for construction of the MVP;
- Issue a project-wide stop-work order for construction of the project; and
- Require MVP to submit a plan and schedule to repair damage caused to the environment and property by its activities.
Under the Formal Complaint process within FERC, the request must be taken up by the Commissioners. The action was accompanied by a June 22 letter to the Virginia State Water Control Board from David Sligh, Conservation Director for Wild Virginia, asking the Board to support the request to FERC. The Water Board, in its June 27 meeting, acknowledged the request but did not take any action.