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W.Va. Residents Object to US Forest Survey for Natgas Line

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ROANOKE, Va. (AP) - A small group of West Virginia residents has collected hundreds of signatures in opposition to a survey of the Jefferson National Forest as a possible route for a proposed natural gas pipeline.

The eight residents of Monroe County, West Virginia, hand-delivered 796 letters to the U.S. Forest Service's office in Roanoke County, Virginia.

The Roanoke Times (http://bit.ly/1JqkdIq) reports that the letters expressed opposition to granting a permit to allow Mountain Valley Pipeline to survey a total of about 77.5 acres of Jefferson National Forest.

One piece would be in Monroe County and the other would be in Virginia's Giles and Montgomery counties.

The Forest Service received about 1,850 comments and two petitions with a total of about 250 signatures that focused on Mountain Valley Pipeline's permit application.

Information from: The Roanoke Times, http://www.roanoke.com

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