Call to Action – Mountain Valley Pipeline

Now is the time to act.

The Mountain Valley Pipeline has asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to extend MVP’s Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity until October 13, 2026. This extension, which would be the second extension granted, would give MVP four more years to complete the project.

The MVP poses catastrophic impacts to the local environment and communities along its path, along with tremendous negative broader climate impacts. (The pipeline would have an atmospheric impact equal to to 26 typical coal plants, or 19 million cars.) There is no clear need for the MVP, which the pipeline company’s owners admitted to the SEC “has a very low probability of completion.”

Please contact the FERC to oppose any extension of MVP’s certificate of necessity. The deadline for public comment is Friday, July 29.

Here are steps that individuals and organizations can take:

Related Reading:

Karenna Gore, “The Common Wealth of Water,” Virginia Mercury (Oct. 18, 2021)