Bloomberg Law
Feb. 19, 2021, 8:18 PM

Mountain Valley Pipeline Defeats Effort to Block Construction

Maya Earls
Maya Earls
Legal Reporter

Construction on the nearly complete Mountain Valley Pipeline can continue, the D.C. Circuit ruled Friday, in a loss for environmental groups that claimed the pipeline wasn’t needed after all.

The groups filed their petition in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit seeking to block the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s orders allowing work to continue on all but eight miles of the 300-mile pipeline route.

The Sierra Club, Appalachian Voices, and four other groups argued falling demand for natural gas and a surplus of pipeline takeaway capacity undermined claims that the pipeline would serve the public ...

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