More Court Rulings Against Mountain Valley Pipeline

Since the beginning of this year, MVP has continued to lose cases for required permits in court and to lose money. On January 25, the 4th Circuit published a decision vacating the Forest Service and BLM authorizations allowing Mountain Valley Pipeline to cross the Jefferson National Forest and in early February the same court invalidated the biological opinion and incidental take statement for MVP issued by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service under the Endangered Species Act. MVP has also withdrawn their appeal of the Virginia Air Control Board denial of the air quality permit for the compressor station in Pittsylvania County, VA. In February, MVP”S backers registered an $800 million loss on the MVP mainline, an effort to lessen the tax burden on financial investments they expect to never recover. Without the mainline, MVP cannot build the Southgate extension into Alamance and Rockingham counties in NC. Read more at https://hawriver.org/river-issues/mvpsouthgate/

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