Sen. Pat Toomey last week introduced a bill that would create “regulatory certainty” for all U.S. pipeline construction, including the long-delayed Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP).


The Republican Senator representing Pennsylvania’s 15th District introduced the bill to limit regulatory and litigation delays as a result of “outdated laws,” the Senator said. Such laws would include the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and the Endangered Species Act of 1973

“The obstruction of common-sense, essential energy infrastructure projects has resulted in higher energy costs, increased global reliance on energy produced by tyrants like Vladimir Putin, and ironically prevented increased distribution of the energy source most...