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Near Complete Mountain Valley Pipeline Needed, D.C. Circuit Told

Feb. 9, 2021, 5:29 PM

Natural gas users, landowners, and the environment would benefit from finishing construction on the Mountain Valley Pipeline and putting the infrastructure into service, the company and other intervenors in a lawsuit to stop the pipeline told the D.C. Circuit.

Green groups, including the Sierra Club and Appalachian Voices, argue falling demand for natural gas and surplus pipeline capacity undermines the company’s claim that the project will serve the public interest. They seek an emergency motion blocking the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s orders allowing construction to continue.

But the arguments against the project are based on “cherry-picked snippets from an earnings ...

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