FERC will hold two additional scoping hearings, one on Friday May 20, 2016, in Marlinton, WV (Marlinton Community Wellness Center, 320 9th Street, 10 am to 7 pm) and one on Saturday May 21, 2016, in Hot Springs, VA (Bath County High School, 464 Charger Lane, 10 am to 7 pm). The purpose of the hearings is to receive comments on the potential environmental effects, reasonable alternatives and measures to avoid or lessen environmental impacts from the new alternative route and proposed modifications of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, known as GWNF-6. Speakers can deliver their remarks in the order in which they sign up, appearing any time during the day. There is no pre-registration. Verbal comments will be delivered directly to a court reporter.
Allegheny-Blue Ridge Alliance (ABRA) has issued an excellent set of Guidelines for Testifying at FERC Scoping Meetings. They are also good guidelines for written comments filed with FERC. The current scoping period comment deadline is June 2, 2016. Use this opportunity to either testify at one (or both!) of the scoping meetings, and/or send your comments to FERC!