WV Residents Sound Off on Mountain Valley Pipeline

The Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) is a $3.5 billion, 301-mile pipeline that will run from Wetzel County, WV to the Transco Pipeline in Pittsylvania County, VA. The project, which filed an official application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in October 2015, is being built by EQT, NextEra Energy and several other partners. The project has faced stiff opposition from landowners in West Virginia (see Mountain Valley Pipeline Sues 103 WV Landowners for Survey Access). Last week the West Virginia Dept. of Environmental Protection held three public hearings on the project. As usual, the root of opposition against the pipeline is based on an irrational hatred of fossil fuels. One of the speakers at the Clarksburg hearing, a retired liberal Democrat school teacher, believes man-made global warming is a disaster in the making and this pipeline will contribute to the problem. There’s just no reasoning with people like that…

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