Tell FERC to Issue a Critical Extension for MVP

Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) recently asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for a two-year extension to October 13, 2022 to complete the 303-mile natural gas pipeline in West Virginia and Virginia. Despite the Mountain Valley Pipeline project being nearly complete, the Project has been delayed due to unforeseen litigation and permitting delays outside of MVP’s control but it still plans to complete the project. FERC’s public comment period ends on September 11, 2020. Please take action to support this critical project before the deadline.

Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

888 First Street NE

Washington, DC 20426

Subject: Mountain Valley Pipeline, Docket No. CP16-10-000

Dear Secretary Bose:

I am writing in support of Mountain Valley Pipeline’s request for the Commission to extend the project’s Certificate Order for two more years. 

We are proud to be part of this project. Since the issuance of the Commission's order, which continues to remain valid, we have worked with MVP diligently to complete timely construction of the project in a safe and environmentally-protective manner. The project has been studied extensively by state and federal regulators and, despite unforeseen litigation and permitting delays, is now 92 percent complete. The completed work includes: 

  • All work on the project’s three compressor stations.
  • All work on the project’s three original certificated interconnects.
  • Welding and putting into place about 264 miles of pipe on the project’s 303-mile route.
  • Full restoration of about half of the project’s right of way.

MVP has not been able to finish the project’s construction this year because of forces beyond the company’s control. Legal challenges to project permits have temporarily stopped construction and, as a result, prevented the region and nation from taking advantage of the benefits that this important project will provide. The company is working with federal regulators to resolve these issues and now expects to finish work on the project in early 2021. 

Once constructed, this project will immediately be an impactful and important part of our nation’s energy infrastructure and will provide access to the domestic supplies of affordable and reliable natural gas that homes and businesses need. It will generate new tax revenue for localities along the route, and it will strengthen national security by furthering our country’s energy independence.

Local 798 looks forward to getting back to work and finishing this project so that it can help meet public demand for natural gas. Please extend the MVP’s Certificate Order.

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