"Mountain Valley Pipeline is going to generate four thousand jobs in West Virginia during the two year construction phase. Now some of that labor is going to be highly specialized and will have to come from outside the area, but there will nevertheless be significant opportunities, " said Ruby.
Another way Monroe County will benefit from the pipeline is through income. Ruby said Mountain Valley will pay around 1.7 million dollars in annual property taxes.
The public got a chance to talk with Mountain Valley and express their concerns to FERC. The next meeting if planned for Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 7 p.m. It will begin at 7 p.m. June 16 is the deadline for the public to submit their comments to FERC.