BLACKSBURG, Va. – On Friday, August 3, 2018, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued a temporary stop-work order on construction of the entire length of the Mountain Valley Pipeline. The order came after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th District struck down the previously approved construction route through the Jefferson National Forrest. In addition to the court ruling, the stop-work order comes after a series of reported erosion and sediment control violations throughout the length of the project’s path.
“This temporary stop-work order shows yet again that this ill advised pipeline—with its continued erosion management issues—should not proceed further”Delegate Chris Hurst (D – Blacksburg).
Delegate Hurst has been at the forefront of opposition to the Mountain Valley Pipeline.