Federal regulators are removing a stop-work order from much of the Mountain Valley Pipeline route.
Work on the Mountain Valley Pipeline will be allowed to resume on most of the route, with the exception of two small sections of federal land in Virginia and West Virginia.
Staff from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission notified the company Wednesday.
The Director of the Commission’s Office of Energy Projects says keeping temporary erosion controls in place for a long period of time would do more environmental damage than completing the work. Agencies are still considering updated approvals for work on two federal parcels.
Environmental groups say they are disappointed by the decision and they’re renewing their call for Virginia’s governor to take action and cancel state permits.