Preserve Montgomery packs the house ahead of FERC environmental report

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CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) Anti-pipeline groups were preparing to review an environmental impact statement of how the Mountain Valley Pipeline could affect their land Tuesday night in Christiansburg.

About 75 concerned people packed the Christiansburg Library for Monday's meeting. The impact statement should be released by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission this month.

Preserve Montgomery said their organized resistance is working.

"We've already slowed them down seven months, and so now we have a 90 day review process when the DEIS comes out, we have a 90 day review process on it instead of a 45 day process, we have several pending court cases, things that I can't reveal at this point in time," Preserve Montgomery County Member Anita Puckett said.

The pipeline is set to run from West Virginia through the New River and Roanoke Valleys before ending in Pittsylvania County.