Mountain Valley Pipeline Draws Widespread Public Support

A recent survey conducted by Mason-Dixon Polling & Research shows a strong majority of Virginians support the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) project. The statewide survey of voters’ views on important policy issues and candidates for public office was conducted between Jan. 5, 2017, and Jan. 10, 2017.

Among all respondents, 62 percent said they support the Mountain Valley Pipeline. Respondents in the Roanoke and Southwest Virginia region showed the strongest support for the project, with 74 percent of Roanoke area respondents supporting the MVP. The project has earned a broad base of support from private citizens, business groups, and elected officials, including the governors of Virginia and West Virginia.

“These survey results reflect the importance of this project to the state and region,” said Shawn Posey, senior vice president, MVP construction and engineering. “The transportation capacity for MVP is already fully subscribed, which reflects the market’s recognition of the need for low-cost, reliable natural gas.”

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is currently reviewing the Mountain Valley Pipeline application. In September, the FERC issued the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the project and the Commission is currently working to develop the Final Environmental Impact Statement.

For details on the portion of the survey and results pertaining to Mountain Valley Pipeline, click here.


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