Greens Challenge MVP Order

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A green coalition, including the Sierra Club and Appalachian voices, has asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for a rehearing on its Dec. 17 action lifting a stop work order for 17 miles of Mountain Valley Pipeline right of way that includes a 3.5 mile stretch through the Jefferson National Forest. FERC made the move after the US Forest Service issued a supplemental environmental review of the project, without which developer Equitrans Midstream can not cross the forest. A final environmental review is to be issued on Jan. 11. In its challenge, the environmental groups raised concerns about sedimentation and blasting that they say impacts threatened and endangered species. This is the latest move by greens to keep MVP from starting full operations in the second half of 2021 as planned. However, it is looking more certain that a section of the pipeline within West Virginia will start-up in 2021 (related).

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