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.   

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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.


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.