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Stream-Crossing Permits Bring New Court Challenges as MVP Awaits Construction Restart

Stream-Crossing Permits Bring New Court Challenges as MVP Awaits Construction Restart

In keeping with an extensive history of persistent legal opposition to Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC (MVP), environmental groups have asked a federal appeals court to stay recently updated waterbody-crossing permits for the 303-mile, 2 million Dth/d natural gas conduit. In petitions filed Monday with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, a coalition…

October 6, 2020
More Federal Permits Handed Down as MVP Presses FERC for Construction Restart

More Federal Permits Handed Down as MVP Presses FERC for Construction Restart

The Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC (MVP) told FERC late last week that it has received a series of key federal waterbody crossing permits, bolstering its case to restart construction on the 300-mile, 2 million Dth/d natural gas conduit. The Huntington, WV, Pittsburgh and Norfolk, VA, districts of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have all…

September 28, 2020
Mountain Valley Urges FERC to OK Construction Restart

Mountain Valley Urges FERC to OK Construction Restart

The Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC (MVP) told FERC late last week that it has received a series of key federal waterbody crossing permits, bolstering its case to restart construction on the 300-mile, 2 million Dth/d natural gas conduit. The Huntington, WV, Pittsburgh and Norfolk, VA, districts of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have all…

September 28, 2020
MVP Urges FERC to OK Construction Restart This Week

MVP Urges FERC to OK Construction Restart This Week

With its revised Endangered Species Act review now completed, Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC (MVP) is seeking FERC authorization to restart construction activities that have been on hold since an October 2019 order. In a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Tuesday, MVP asked the agency to allow construction on the 300-mile, 2 million Dth/d…

September 23, 2020
FERC Nixes Rehearing of MVP Southgate Natural Gas Expansion, with One Dissent

FERC Nixes Rehearing of MVP Southgate Natural Gas Expansion, with One Dissent

FERC on Thursday turned back a rehearing on a 2-1 vote regarding its prior approval for Appalachian natural gas takeaway Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC (MVP) to extend the system. The environmental impacts for the Southgate extension are acceptable, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ruled in its regular meeting. Chairman Neil Chatterjee and James P. Danly…

September 17, 2020
With Another Permit in Hand, MVP Closer to Construction Restart for Appalachia Natural Gas Conduit

With Another Permit in Hand, MVP Closer to Construction Restart for Appalachia Natural Gas Conduit

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) last week gave the Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC (MVP) another item to cross off its regulatory checklist by issuing an Endangered Species Act review of the 2 million Dth/d, 303-mile Appalachian natural gas conduit. Late last week, the USFWS notified FERC that it had finished drafting an up-to-date…

September 9, 2020
FERC Asked for Two-Year Extension as MVP Still Resolving ‘Permitting Issues’

FERC Asked for Two-Year Extension as MVP Still Resolving ‘Permitting Issues’

Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC, beset by legal and regulatory hurdles that have pushed back the startup of its 303-mile, 2 million Dth/d Appalachian natural gas conduit, has asked FERC for a two-year extension to bring the project online. Citing “unforeseen litigation and permitting delays” outside of the project’s control, MVP in a filing Tuesday with…

August 27, 2020
MVP Commits to Appalachian Trail Conservation, Complementing Natural Gas Pipe Development

MVP Commits to Appalachian Trail Conservation, Complementing Natural Gas Pipe Development

Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC, developer of the contentious 2 million Dth/d, 300-mile natural gas conduit, plans to donate up to $19.5 million for conservation efforts in Virginia and West Virginia, where the unfinished pipeline is routed. The commitment is part of an agreement between the developer and conservation groups the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) and…

August 19, 2020
MVP Southgate Developers Still Targeting 2021 Service After North Carolina Denies Key Permit

MVP Southgate Developers Still Targeting 2021 Service After North Carolina Denies Key Permit

Striking another blow against Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC (MVP), a project beset by legal and regulatory challenges the last few years, the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has denied a water quality permit for MVP’s Southgate extension. The DEQ on Tuesday denied MVP’s request for state certification under Clean Water Act Section 401,…

August 12, 2020
Despite ‘Considerable Progress,’ USFWS Seeking Longer Review of 2 Bcf/d MVP

Despite ‘Considerable Progress,’ USFWS Seeking Longer Review of 2 Bcf/d MVP

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) will need even more time to revise its Endangered Species Act (ESA) review of the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP), according to a FERC filing.

February 12, 2020