Mountain Valley Pipeline Defends Approval of Forest Crossing

June 3, 2021, 8:37 PM

The U.S. Forest Service properly considered Mountain Valley Pipeline’s potential sedimentation effects in Jefferson National Forest and adjusted the forest plan to accommodate the project, the project operator told the Fourth Circuit.

The agency also adequately studied potential alternative routes for the project, contrary to what environmental groups and the Monacan Indian Nation argue, according to the brief filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

Mountain Valley Pipeline plans to build a 303-mile natural gas pipeline that will deliver gas to existing pipelines and other customers. The federal government approved the project to cross about 3.5 ...

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