The Roanoke County supervisors want more time for residents to respond to a report outlining potential environmental effects of the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline.

The board passed a resolution Tuesday asking the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality to push back by 90 days the Oct. 22 deadline for public comments on a report about erosion and sedimentation impacts.

They also asked the agency to require that the pipeline company take out a bond to protect against damage to private water sources like those relied on by residents in western and southern Roanoke County where the pipeline is currently routed.

The resolution was approved 4-0, with Hollins District representative Al Bedrosian absent. Richard Caywood, the assistant county administrator, said in a presentation to the board that both measures were requested by members of the Roanoke County Pipeline Advisory Committee.

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The Roanoke Times – Sara Gregory – 10.11.2017

Posted by Nelson Bailey

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