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Statement by Appalachian Voices on Mountain Valley Pipeline’s request to place MVP in service

This lengthy section of green, pre-welded pipeline lays along side a deep, machine-dug trench that extends down a long slope through a cleared swath of forested land.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 10, 2024 CONTACT: Molly Moore, Director of Program Communications: (828) 278-4076, Jessica Sims, Virginia Field Coordinator: (804) 356-1228, Today, Mountain Valley Pipeline, LLC, sent a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission asking commissioners


Communities continue to seek safety measures for Mountain Valley Pipeline

A large, partially buried, green pipe lays half submerged in water in a trench. Other pipe is visible off to the sides of the trench.

Along the route of the Mountain Valley Pipeline, citizen monitors have watched a frenzy of workers hurriedly lower sun-bleached and degraded pipe into trenches, burying as much material as possible. Although safety concerns led the agency tasked with pipe safety, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, to issue a consent agreement, the agreement has not brought peace of mind.


Statement on safety agency PHMSA release of consent order for perilous Mountain Valley Pipeline

On October 3, 2023, the Pipeline and Hazardous Safety Materials Administration reached a consent agreement with the developers of the long-beleaguered Mountain Valley Pipeline.


Feds Propose Transporting Liquified Natural Gas on Rails

Federal regulators proposed a rule in October that would allow the transportation of liquefied natural gas by rail without any new safety regulations or testing.


New Federal Pipeline Safety Rules Attract Criticism

Federal regulators announced new pipeline safety rules in September, but pipeline opponents argue the updated rules are not strong enough.


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