Pipeline protesters dig in against end of stop-work order vs Mountain Valley Pipeline

Beyond Extreme Energy reports that the stop work order against the Mountain Valley Pipeline has been lifted, but a new ban on stream and water crossings has just been imposed. FERC has extended their permit, but a treesit camp stands in their way and observers report no new construction.

From Beyond Extreme Energy:

September 25th the stop work order was lifted on the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP). The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) extended Equitrans’ 2 year certificate to build. Yet on October 16th the US 4th Circuit Court of Appeals ordered a stay on all stream and water crossings for the MVP… again.

If you’ve had trouble following the roller coaster that is the plight of the Mountain Valley Pipeline- you aren’t alone! But from what observers have stated- no moves had been made to actively begin construction on the pipeline. Going into winter- we can assume work will fall into a holding pattern for another season.

It is highly unlikely that Equitrans will be able to meet their stated goal of completing the MVP by early 2021.

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