Federal judges on Friday agreed to temporarily halt construction on the Mountain Valley pipeline while it considers whether to issue a long-term work freeze.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit issued the administrative stay Friday; it will remain in effect until the court rules on environmental groups’ pending request to suspend newly reissued water permits from the Army Corps of Engineers.
- Like other proposed gas transport projects, Mountain Valley has faced steady legal challenges and related delays for years.
- Pipeline construction stalled after the Fourth Circuit struck down critical permits in 2018. Regulators reissued the permits, and ...