Proposed pipeline no longer running through Floyd County, but now Roanoke County

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ROANOKE COUNTY (WSLS) - Plans for the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline are moving forward, but the route will now be different.

The pipeline will no longer run through Floyd County, Pulaski County or Henry County.

It's a victory for members of Preserve Floyd, but one they say is bitter-sweet.

"It's celebratory, but we are also very aware there are a lot of people and a lot of communities in the same struggle and we want to offer them our support," Mara Robbins, Preserve Floyd Director said.

The proposed pipeline will now run through Roanoke County. Preserve Floyd Director Mara Robbins said she's reached out to community members in Roanoke County to offer advice about dealing with the pipeline proposal.

"It's our intention in Floyd to do what we can to support those other communities with the resources that we've gathered," Robbins said.

Roanoke County Board of Supervisor Chairman Joseph McNamara said he wants to work with the EQT Corporation to minimize the pipeline's impact on Roanoke County.

Board member Charlotte Moore said she's trying to stay open-minded, while still asking questions about possible environmental impacts .

A representative from EQT will be at the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday October 14th at 3:00 p.m. for a briefing on the proposed pipeline.

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