© 2021 West Virginia Public Broadcasting
Telling West Virginia's Story
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
WVPB News

West Virginia Ends Construction Halt to Rover Pipeline Parts

pipeline
AP Photo/Sergii Ryzhkov
/

State environmental authorities lifted their order halting Rover Pipeline construction on two segments where it found permit violations damaging streams in northern West Virginia.

Inspectors in April, May, June and July found erosion-control failures that left sediment deposits in creeks and streams.

The Department of Environmental Protection ordered Rover Pipeline LLC on July 17 to stop.

The DEP says inspections Wednesday show permit violations were corrected.

One segment extends 36 miles from Ohio through Tyler and Wetzel counties to a compressor station at Sherwood in Doddridge County.

Another runs for six miles through Doddridge County.

Construction wasn't halted on two other West Virginia segments.

The 700-mile Rover Pipeline will carry natural gas from shale deposits in West Virginia and Pennsylvania across Ohio and into Michigan.


WVPB is local news, education, music, and entertainment for West Virginia.
Your donation today will help keep us strong and vital.