A Draft Environmental Impact Statement from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission concludes that construction and operation of the Mountain Valley Pipeline “would result in limited adverse environmental impacts.” FERC regulators found the pipeline would have some adverse effects, but that those effects could be reduced. The 781-page study, released today, covers areas that include water resources, forest lands, soil, and property owners. The statement will now be subject to a public comment period before FERC prepares a final Environmental Impact Statement. The proposed pipeline would carry natural gas from fields of West Virginia and southwestern Pennsylvania to customers in southeast states, and its proposed route includes portions of Montgomery, Craig, Roanoke and Franklin Counties.
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