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Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC announces public meetings scheduled for proposed pipeline that would impact Rockingham and Alamance counties

Raleigh, NC

Officials with the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality are encouraging communities in Alamance and Rockingham counties to attend upcoming meetings being held by the company that wants to extend the Mountain Valley natural gas pipeline from Virginia into North Carolina. Engaging early in the review process gives citizens a greater opportunity to weigh in on permitting decisions made by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or FERC, which is the agency that will determine whether the project can move forward.

In a letter sent to DEQ officials, Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC said it is planning the meetings to discuss the proposed MVP Southgate project with communities that would be impacted if the pipeline extension is approved. Attendees will have the opportunity to discuss the project with representatives from the company and FERC. Project owners have begun the pre-filing process with the federal agency. The company has not applied for any permits or approvals from the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality.

As proposed by the company, MVP Southgate would receive gas from the end of the Mountain Valley Pipeline mainline in Pittsylvania County, Va. and extend about 72 miles south to delivery points in

Rockingham and Alamance counties. Facilities to be built for the project would include two compressor stations along the proposed route, as well as additional facilities required for operation of the pipeline.

To learn more about the federal process for natural gas pipeline approval, landowner rights and how to get involved in the review process, visit: https://www.ferc.gov/resources/guides/gas/gas.pdf.

Community open houses are scheduled for the following dates and locations:

Monday, June 25, 2018

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

The Palladium

1272 Plaza Drive

Burlington, N.C. 27215

 

Tuesday June 26, 2018

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Reidsville Event Center

223 S. Scales Street

Reidsville, N.C. 27230

 

Thursday, June 28, 2018

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Olde Dominion Agricultural Complex

19783 U.S. Hwy. 29 South

Chatham, Va. 24531

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