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Thursday, November 3: Make your voice heard on Mountain Valley Pipeline

October 26, 2016

WHAT: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Public Comments Session AND Community Hearing and Press Conference

WHERE: Sheraton Hotel, 2801 Hersh­berger Rd NW, Roanoke, VA 24017

WHEN:   Thursday, November 3, 2016 ~ come when you can (sign up to speak beginning at 5 PM ~ first come, first served)

  • 4:00 PM ~ Community hearing begins ~ Mnemonic Conference Theater (this room is next to the FERC hearing and will have information sheets and help on how to make comments)
  • 4:30 PM ~ Community press conference ~ Mnemonic Conference Theater (hear about the impacts of the proposed pipeline on landowners, the regional economy, and forests, trails and water
  • 5 to 8 PM ~ sign up for FERC 3-minute comments ~ present your views to a FERC staff member and a stenographer in private. FERC will hand out numbers beginning at 5 PM.
  • 5-10 PM ~ ask FERC staff members questions and share your views with them on the process that FERC is using to review the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline. According to the agency, FERC staff will be in the public waiting area to answer administrative questions about the process.

Hearings on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Moun­tain Valley Pipeline will be held by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in Roanoke on Thursday, November 3, 2016. The hearings are an important phase in the review process for the pipeline under the National Environmental Policy Act. During these meetings, there will be oppor­tunities to give verbal or written comments to FERC.

We will provide a welcome space for attendees to gather before and after submitting comments to FERC, with information on how to submit comments to FERC and others. Location: Mnemonic Conference Theater (adjacent to Botany Ballroom)

Community hearings will begin at 4:00 PM, with a press conference at 4:30 PM. Official FERC listening ses­sions start at 5:00 pm and end by 10:00 pm. You can help by attend­ing one of these meetings and showing your opposition to the MVP. This is your chance to submit comments and let FERC know how you feel about the pipeline coming to your community.

Contact Rebecca for more information 540-759-0798

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