Mountain Valley Pipeline

Jake Faber Southwings.org

The controversial Mountain Valley Gas Pipeline has been under construction since the beginning of the year.  Most of the trees on its 300 mile path have been cut and sections of pipeline and were being installed when the project hit a snag last week and a court issued a suspension for construction through streams and waterways.

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A permit allowing the Mountain Valley Pipeline to be constructed through streams and wetlands in Virginia has been suspended.

A coalition of environmental groups say they were informed of that decision by the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Friday.

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Federal regulators are removing a stop-work order from much of the Mountain Valley Pipeline route.

A regulatory panel has declined calls from environmental groups, landowners and others to reconsider important water-quality permits for two natural gas pipelines.

Virginia’s Water Control Board will meet Tuesday to consider the question of whether the state should be inspecting every point on a river or stream where pipeline builders propose to cross.  The Department of Environmental Quality had concluded it was enough to let the Army Corps of Engineers do that, but more than 9,000 people wrote to DEQ to protest that decision. 

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