Bloomberg Law
Nov. 9, 2020, 11:34 PM

Mountain Valley Pipeline Construction Blocked by Fourth Circuit

Maya Earls
Maya Earls
Legal Reporter

Water crossing permits issued for the Mountain Valley Pipeline have been put on holding pending an appeal by environmental groups that argue the project puts protected species at risk, according to a ruling issued Monday by the Fourth Circuit.

Environmental groups filed their petition for review in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit after the Army Corps of Engineers reinstated water permits for the project under Nationwide Permit 12, which was reissued in 2017. The Sierra Club, Center for Biological Diversity, and three other groups argue the reinstated permit violates the Corps’ mandate to ensure that its ...

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