Southgate Project Approval by FERC Appealed

The June 18 decision by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to grant a certificate to the Southgate Project, which would extend the Mountain Valley Pipeline into North Carolina, has been appealed.  Appalachian Mountain Advocates, joined by Sierra Club and the Center for Biological Diversity filed a rehearing request with FERC on July 20 on behalf of a client group that includes 3 ABRA members. 

Forest Service, Park Service Move Toward Reissuing New MVP Permits

The U.S. Forest Service (NFS) published on July 30 a Notice of Intent to prepare a Supplement Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) “to address the Fourth Circuit Court’s ruling, new information, and changed circumstances such as new Federally listed threatened and endangered species and critical habitat designations.”  The draft SEIS is expected to be available in September,

MVP Completion Percentage is Overstated

The owners of the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) have repeatedly proclaimed that over 90% of the project has been completed, no doubt to bolster confidence from their investors and stockholders so that they continue investing.  An examination by ABRA of the data reported by MVP to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission reveals that project completion claims are overstated.