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Public Hearings set for Mountain Valley Pipeline Project


CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) will hold three public hearings next week to receive public comments on the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline project.

The public hearings will be for West Virginia 401 Water Quality Certification, the Natural Streams Preservation Act Permit, and for the Oil and Gas General Water Pollution Control Permit.

The public hearings will be held as follows:

—  Monday, March 6 at Webster County High School at 6 p.m.

— Tuesday, March 7 at the Summers Memorial Building in Summers County at 6 p.m.;

— Thursday, March 9 at Robert C. Byrd High School in Harrison County at 6 p.m.

The Mountain Valley Pipeline project is comprised of approximately 195 miles of natural gas pipeline along with compressor stations, meter stations, access roads, and interconnects through: Wetzel, Harrison, Doddridge, Lewis, Braxton, Webster, Nicholas, Greenbrier, Fayette, Summers, and Monroe Counties in West Virginia.

If citizens are unable to attend the public hearing, they can submit comments until March 19 at 8 p.m. via email at [email protected].

For more DEP news and information, go to Also, be sure to connect with the agency on all social media platforms. Follow @DEPWV on Twitter and find us on YouTube by searching “Environment Matters.” For specific information about our REAP (Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan), West Virginia Project WET (Water Education for Teachers), West Virginia Watershed Improvement Branch, Youth Environmental Program and Human Resources initiatives, connect on Facebook.


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