ALERT: Monroe County WV Meeting on Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP)

by Duane Nichols on April 20, 2019

MVP right of way work at Pence Springs


Public meeting on Tuesday, April 23 to learn more about a possible MVP Reroute over the Columbia-Celanese Corridor

Local groups have learned that the Mountain Valley Pipeline might be redirected to cross over Peters Mountain on an alternate route along the Columbia-Celanese corridor close to Peterstown.

Save Monroe will hold a public meeting to discuss this possibility on April 23, starting at 7:00 p.m.

The meeting will be held in Peterstown at Market Street & Co., next to the post office.

Please tell friends and neighbors

Anyone who knows Monroe County knows this route would endanger the Red Sulphur Public Service District and the more than 5,000 county residents who rely on it for their drinking water. Trenching for the 42-inch MVP would make the troubles caused by construction of the 12-inch Columbia-Celanese pipeline look tame. It would also impact about 5 miles of the karst valley on Green Valley Road at the base of Peters Mountain.

A general map of this route was included in MVP’s original application when MVP was instructed to identify and evaluate alternative routes. This route is called the “Columbia Gas of Virginia (CGV) Peters Mountain Variation.” It is indicated by the blue line on the map, but any property between the existing pipeline construction near Lindside and the Columbia-Celanese line may be at risk.

No official announcement has been made about this route, but residents and county officials should be alarmed that it is even being considered. It is not known if other alternatives are also being looked at. The April 23rd meeting is open to everyone.

Hope to see you there!

Thanks, Save Monroe

SOURCE: Greenbrier River Watershed Association, April 19, 2019

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