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Mountain Valley Pipeline Defends Virginia Water Permit Approval

July 28, 2022, 5:19 PM

The Fourth Circuit should reject a challenge to Virginia’s approval of a water permit for the Mountain Valley Pipeline project because the state completed a comprehensive review and it lacks the authority to change the selected route for the project, the company argued.

“No degree of study will ever suffice” for conservation groups that petitioned the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit to review the state’s decision, according to Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC. They want to kill the project because the pipeline would move natural gas, the company told the court Wednesday, and they “oppose any use ...