Comment to FERC on MVP’s Certificate Amendment

The Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) is proposing to bore under 69 streams and wetlands in the first 77 miles of the pipeline route in a certificate amendment request (CP21-12) to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). FERC has provided the public an opportunity to comment on their request.  You can submit comments on MVP’s proposal through December 21, 2020.

WV Rivers partnered with Appalachian Voices and POWHR to assist the public in submitting comments!


  • We hosted a webinar to explain the underground boring process, the risks to water resources, and how to submit comments. View the webinar recording here: Flood the FERC Event Recording
    • Autumn Crowe, Presentation on Boring: Begins at “1:20”
    • Russell Chisholm, Understanding FERC’s website and intervening: Begins at “13:20”
    • Stacy Lovelace, Using the FERC Toolkit: Begins at “28:30”
    • Russell Chisholm, Intervenor Process: Begins at “35:30”
    • Jessica Sims, Reviewing Talking points: Begins at “43:30”
    • Q&A: Begins at “46:00”
  • We are urging you to request a Supplemental Environmental Impacts in your comments and developed a series of talking points to use in your comment letter: Talking Points
    • Framed in your own words, use these talking points to file a comment in opposition and request a full Supplemental Environmental Impact statement.

Submit Comments to FERC on CP21-12 by December 21, 2020

  • FERC Toolkit – Use this kit to “ecomment,” “eFile” or subscribe to the Docket.
  • Slideshow of FERC website – This slideshow will help you navigate the FERC website, the docket library and intervenor links.
  • Intervenor TemplateYou are not required to intervene to submit comments. Commenters who intervened on MVP mainline docket CP16-10, live along the route or downstream from the area of the route included in the amendments are encouraged to intervene on CP21-12. Organizations and expert level commenters can intervene if they choose to do so. Edit the intervenor template to include all of your comments, organization or personal information shown in the highlighted sections, and remember to remove the highlights. To see an example of a Doc-less intervention, click here. Questions? Please contact
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