Federal regulators are putting a temporary stop to most construction on the Mountain Valley Pipeline amid litigation over key project permits.


A settlement with the state will put the Mountain Valley Pipeline under stricter monitoring.

The deal was announced Friday by the Attorney General’s Office.


The Supreme Court will consider reinstating a permit that was tossed out by a lower court that would allow construction of a natural gas pipeline through two national forests, including parts of the Appalachian Trail.

Preserve Bent Mountain

Two Roanoke lawyers have been documenting work rule violations on the Mountain Valley Pipeline construction project. They shared their findings with government officials and, last week, the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Virginia launched a criminal investigation into the matter.

Douglass Chancey

As winter approaches, two Mountain Valley Pipeline protestors in Elliston, VA, continue to live among the trees along its route . Much of the work has been on hold since early October, after permits to cross waterways in its path, were suspended by the Army Corps of Engineers.  Nonetheless the tree sitters and up to a couple of dozen supporters and protestors, persist.