ACTION ALERT: The Mountain Valley Pipeline Will Damage the Jefferson National Forest

by Duane Nichols on October 23, 2020

Comment on the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement

The Mountain Valley Pipeline Will Damage the Jefferson National Forest

The US Forest Service is currently accepting public comments (until 11/9/20) on the Mountain Valley Pipeline’s proposed crossing through the Jefferson National Forest.

MVP currently does not have a permit to cross through the national forest – they had one years ago, but it was cancelled by a federal court in 2018. Now, USFS has a new plan for letting the MVP cross through the forest, and they’ve posted a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) to initiate the permitting process. This SEIS will be used to determine whether the MVP’s permit can be reissued.

Write to the USFS and tell them to STOP THE MVP!

Instructions for writing a comment are here.

Mountain Valley Pipeline and Equitrans Expansion Project Draft Supplemental EIS #50036 – deadline November 9, 2020

A Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) regarding Mountain Valley Pipeline’s permit to cross national forests was recently posted in the Federal Register, initiating a 45 day comment period. This SEIS was posted due to MVP’s permit to cross the national forests being vacated by the courts.

The docket number for this comment period is 50036. To read more, visit here and visit the “Analysis” section for a list of documents, including the SEIS and supporting documents.

To submit a comment online through the USFS website, use the following link:

You may mail comments to:
Jim Hubbard, Under Secretary U.S. Department of Agriculture c/o Jefferson National Forest MVP Project 5162 Valleypointe Parkway Roanoke, VA 24019

If you have questions for the USFS, the point of contact for the USFS as it relates to MVP is: Ken Arney 888-603-0261

INFORMATION CONTACTS: POWHR (, Appalachian Voices ( or VPR (

Please note that personal comments are always best, so adding your personal reasons on why the topic at hand is important to you is crucial.


SEE ALSO: Tell USFS: No public forest destruction for private gain > Appalachian Voices > October 15, 2020

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