The 2 Bcf/d Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) project has received a key water quality certification (WQC) from West Virginia, but environmental groups have filed yet another lawsuit against the approval. 


The pipeline would move Appalachian natural gas to the southeast via a 303-mile route through West Virginia and Virginia. 

The Sierra Club and other environmental organizations filed the lawsuit against the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s WQC issued under Section 401 of the federal Clean Water Act (CWA). 

The WQC is a major stepping stone toward fulfilling a revamped permitting and construction plan laid out by MVP in early 2021 as an alternative to previous waterbody crossing authorizations that were stalled by legal challenges. Virginia issued a...