"US Appeals Court Rejects Challenge To Mountain Valley Pipeline"

"A U.S. appeals court on Friday rejected a challenge to federal approvals for the Mountain Valley Pipeline, in a decision that likely ends legal fights over the construction of the $6.6 billion natural gas project led by Equitrans Midstream.

A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, said, “There is no longer a live controversy” to consider after Congress in May passed a law expressly ratifying approvals for the 303-mile (488-km) pipeline running through West Virginia and Virginia.

The U.S. Supreme Court in late July lifted orders the 4th Circuit issued earlier in the month temporarily blocking construction on a final 3.5-mile (5.6-km) segment of the pipeline through the Jefferson National Forest."

Clark Mindock reports for Reuters August 11, 2023.


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Source: Reuters, 08/15/2023