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The Mountain Valley Pipeline has announced it wants to build a compressor station for the proposed “Southgate” extension at 987 Transco Road in Chatham. It would be located less than 10 miles from multiple schools, and extend the MVP 75 miles into North Carolina.

The Lambert Compressor station would connect to the unfinished MVP, which is mired in litigation, $3 billion over budget and has racked up more than 300 water violations. Although NC’s Department of Environmental Quality denied a state water permit, the VA DEQ is moving forward with the air permit application and now is in a public comment period.

Your help is needed to elevate the “Southgate” air permit for review by the full Air Pollution Control Board. Comments, due by March 10, can request a hearing from the Air Board, address concerns about harmful air pollution and cumulative impacts from potentially adjacent existing infrastructure, and how your community may be adversely impacted.

Comments must include your name, mailing address and telephone number. Comments and questions about the “Mountain Valley Pipeline Lambert Compressor Station Draft Air Permit” may be sent via email to anita.walthall@deq.virginia.gov or mail to DEQ Blue Ridge Regional Office, Attn: Anita Walthall, 901 Russell Drive, Salem, VA 24153. Call 540-562-6769 to register for the Feb. 8 public hearing or visit https://www.deq.virginia.gov/permits-regulations/public-notices/air.

It is critical that anyone living near the proposed site, or potentially impacted by the compressor station weighs in.

JESSICA SIMS

Richmond

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