- – E&E News – 5/17/22
- Green Judges vs. American Gas
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,
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.