- – The Washington Post – 6/1/22
Mountain Valley Pipeline, LLC (MVP, LLC) has requested that the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals randomly assign judges to hear future cases involving appeals over permits for the Mountain Valley Pipeline. In a May 16 petition filed with the Fourth Circuit,
- – E&E News – 5/4/22
Equitrans Midstream Corporation (ETRN), the largest owner (48%) and operator of the still uncompleted Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP), announced on May 3 that the pipeline is not expected to be in operation until the “second half of 2023 at a total project cost of approximately $6.6 billion.” The delay is the result of several federal permits being invalidated by court decisions resulting from legal challenges by conservation groups.
Twenty-four conservation groups, including ABRA, joined by 17 Virginia state legislators, wrote U.S. Senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warne on April 22 to express strong opposition to a March 10 recommendation by West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin that the Biden Administration invoke the Defense Production Act to complete the Mountain Valley Pipeline.
- – Charleston Gazette-Mail – 4/12/22
- – The Roanoke Times – 4/8/22
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has granted a request from the Mountain Valley Pipeline to change its crossing method for some 180 bodies of water and wetlands. FERC’s April 8 Order allows the project to bore under the bodies of water and wetlands instead of the open-cut method that the project’s original certificate approved.
- – Forbes – 4/2/22