Bloomberg Law
Jan. 26, 2022, 7:52 PM

Mountain Valley Pipeline’s Up-And-Down Legal Journey: Explained

Daniel Moore
Daniel Moore
Maya Earls
Maya Earls
Legal Reporter

For about seven years, the Mountain Valley Pipeline project has forged through a raft of legal challenges and regulatory hurdles that ultimately doomed several other projects in the region.

The $6.2 billion, 304-mile natural gas pipeline system would span from northwestern West Virginia to southern Virginia. The line is more than 90% constructed, according to pipeline developers, with an aim of transporting Appalachian shale gas to the eastern U.S.—a cherished goal for the gas industry.

EQM Midstream Partners would operate the pipeline, and it owns a significant interest in the project.

But the latest legal blow arrived Tuesday. The U.S. ...

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