Bloomberg Law
Oct. 19, 2020, 12:41 PM

Mountain Valley Pipeline Construction Temporarily on Hold, Again

Ellen M. Gilmer
Ellen M. Gilmer

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 ...