Developers of the Mountain Valley Pipeline have applied to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for a 73-mile extension of their natural gas pipeline—MVP Southgate—into North Carolina. A detailed article on the project is available here.
About MVP Southgate
MVP Southgate is a proposed underground pipeline that would provide natural gas to more than 563,000 customers of PSNC Energy in North Carolina. The project would begin in Pittsylvania County and run through both Alamance and Rockingham counties. The estimated cost of the project is $468 million—and is expected to be completed in late 2019.
Mountain Valley touts endorsements it has received from both the North Carolina Chamber of Commerce and state Economic Development Commission over the project’s suggested economic benefits. They say a reliable supply of natural gas will help attract and retain business.
Opposition to the Project
As reported in an earlier blog; the Board of Commissioners of Alamance County, North Carolina passed a resolution to formally oppose the expansion. They cite environmental threats to streams, rivers, and groundwater supplies—and question the necessity. They also note public opposition by citizens who say the project would impact land they intend to pass down to future generations. A number of landowners in Alamance also claim the company misled and intimidated them—using eminent domain to force easement sales.
In another previous blog, we examined how local government in Stoneville passed a resolution expressing opposition to the pipeline. Opponents there fear the project—scheduled to run 15 miles east of Stoneville—will impact dozens of tributaries feeding both the Dan and Haw Rivers.
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