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Moving Forward With Support and Outreach

Yes. It’s true! The proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline will NOT be routed through Floyd County. Here in Floyd, we are celebrating and breathing deep sighs of relief.

So now we turn our attention to those who still need our support.

Many have asked: “Will you still have your landowner’s meeting now that Floyd’s landowners will not be affected?”

Yes. Floyd wants to reach out with support and resources to Montgomery, Franklin, Roanoke, Giles, Pittsylvania, Henry, WV and any other landowners who are willing to make the drive to the Floyd Country Store tomorrow night.

We will have landowner’s handbooks (you can also download them here), supportive folks who are eager to share strategies and ideas, and some tips on how you can say no to the surveying activity in the most comprehensive way possible.

So join us tomorrow, Thursday, October 9th  at the Floyd Country Store at 6 PM. Please enter through the side door to the left of the store. The meeting will be upstairs.

This meeting is open to any and all affected landowners along the proposed route for the Mountain Valley Pipeline, and is intended specifically for those who have received letters from EQT/Coates or who’ve gotten a call from them identifying them as potentially affected by the Mountain Valley Pipeline project. We welcome affected landowners from surrounding counties to join us in Floyd.

We are hoping to set up a network of landowners to better pinpoint
the route, establish needs specific to landowners, and ensure that everyone receives information to help them deal with this issue.

Have YOU gotten a letter or a call from Coates? Hope to see you there.

Get Involved

For those of you who want to help, we want you to know that there’s a lot you CAN do to help! One thing EVERYONE can do is to talk to your friends & neighbors.  And if you have some more time…

1 Minute Task

Social Media (facebook etc) Like us on Facebook, share a message, link or image that gets the word out about how dangerous this pipeline would be to our community.

15 Minute Task

Write a Letter to the Editor – our newspaper is willing to publish your opinion and our community needs to hear from more than one person. Here are some Guidelines.

25 Minute Task

Write a Letter to a Political Official – these days letters make more of a statement than emails, but either works. Use our Letter Writing Toolkit to help you draft an short, simple, yet effective letter in no time.

1 Hour + Tasks

Man a Booth, Come to an Event, Join a Committee – your participation is vital, the more bodies present at an event the better. Contact us to participate.

Landowners are encouraged to express concerns

If you are a landowner affected by this pipeline proposal, consider stating your concerns at the Floyd County Board of Supervisors meeting tomorrow morning at 8:30 AM. It would be good to make them a matter of public record. You will only have 4 minutes to speak, but if you bring a written statement it will be duly recorded even if you cannot read it within the 4 minute time period allotted.

Our local government has been very attentive to our concerns and are taking the situation seriously. Please be respectful and thank them for their service and their support.

“Regular meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month at 8:30 am and the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm in the Board Room of the County Administration Building, 120 West Oxford Street, Floyd. Adjourned or special called meetings are scheduled when necessary. All meetings are open to the public. A Public Comment Period is held at each regular meeting.”

http://www.floydcova.org/government/board_of_supervisors.shtml

http://www.floydcova.org/government/board_of_supervisors.shtml