The Supervisor of the Jefferson National Forest (JNG), Joby Timm, announced on September 25 the availability of a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (DSEIS) for the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP). The action is pursuant to a July 30 Notice of Intent from the Forest Service (see ABRA Update of July 30).
Mountain Valley Pipeline, LLC (MVP, LLC) has requested the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to authorize construction activities on the MVP to resume. Construction on the pipeline was ceased in August 2018 and again in October 2019 as the result of various legal challenges.
Eight environmental groups have filed a request with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) asking that it supplement its Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Mountain Valley Pipeline project to address significant new circumstances and information bearing on MVP’s environmental impacts.” The August 27 filing cites several federal permits that the MVP project is missing.
A new report by Oil Change International and Rainforest Action Network shows how major banks have continued pouring money into fracking companies in recent years despite numerous warnings that the sector was financially unsustainable — on top of the well-documented environmental,
- – FrackCheck WV – 9/22/20
- – The Progressive Pulse – 9/17/20
- – The Roanoke Times – 9/23/20
- – Natural Gas Intelligence – 9/17/20
- – Kallanish Energy – 9/16/20
- – Reuters – 9/16/20