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Pipeline ready for construction.
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Federal regulators gave the Atlantic Coast Pipeline the green light to restart construction Monday.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission halted construction of the 600-mile pipeline last month after a federal court threw out two of the project’s federal permits.

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Federal regulators today gave the Mountain Valley Pipeline the green light to restart the majority of construction.

In a letter sent to Mountain Valley Pipeline officials, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) said the pipeline’s continued construction hiatus could cause more environmental harm than good. In order to “mitigate further environmental impacts” the agency said construction along rights-of-way could resume, except on federal lands.


In this Thursday, May 3, 2018 photo, downed trees mark the route of the proposed Mountain Valley pipeline in Lindside, W.Va.
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Federal regulators have approved parts of the Mountain Valley Pipeline's plan to stabilize areas of the pipeline's route that are under construction and ensure that work already in progress does not become an environmental liability.

The document, mandated by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission after it halted all construction of the 303-mile pipeline earlier this month, drew criticism from environmental groups that said the plan effectively greenlights continued pipeline construction.

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A citizen group says an environmental project manager for the government has been wrongly signing off on the construction of the Mountain Valley Pipeline.

Pipeline ready for construction.
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A lawsuit filed Thursday is challenging the company that wants to build a 300-mile pipeline through West Virginia and Virginia, and the federal agency that oversees it.

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Archaeologists say they've found Native American artifacts on property in the path of the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline.

The Roanoke Times reports archaeologists have found arrowheads, tools and pottery on a property in Rocky Mount.

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Energy companies have formally filed with federal regulators to build a 300-mile natural gas pipeline from West Virginia through southern Virginia.

Mountain Valley Pipeline announced Friday it applied to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to build the pipeline from Wetzel County, West Virginia, to Pittsylvania County, located in Southside Virginia.

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Columbia Pipeline Group

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission will review a proposed $2 billion natural gas pipeline in West Virignia before the developer formally submits an application.

The commission notified Columbia Gas Transmission, LLC last week that it accepted the Mountaineer Xpress Project for the pre-filing review process.

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Columbia Pipeline Group

Four energy partners have formally asked the federal government for permission to build a 564-mile natural gas pipeline in West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina.

The 348-page application for the $5.1 billion Atlantic Coast Pipeline was submitted to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Friday.

 


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The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or FERC as it’s known, held an environmental scoping meeting for the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) on Tuesday, May 12, at Jackson’s Mill in Lewis County. The vast majority of those who spoke said they don’t want to see the pipeline built.

 

Harrison County landowner Autumn Long said she’s concerned about several aspects of the project, including potential environmental damage. But she also spoke against the idea that the project might supply West Virginian homes and businesses with gas, as she says has been suggested in a report the pipeline company filed about the project.

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On West Virginia Morning, a report from Lewis County where most of those attending a meeting spoke against the proposed Mountain Valley natural gas pipeline.  And we’ll learn about Teach For America.  A new law allows recruits from that organization to teach in the state’s classrooms.  These stories on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.


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West Virginians can have a say about the environmental impact of the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline at four public meetings.

EQT and its partners want to build a 42-inch diameter, 330-mile pipeline from Wetzel County in West Virginia to Pittsylvania, Virginia.

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On West Virginia Morning, West Virginia and West Virginia State universities are partnering with others to bring a presidential debate to Charleston in 2016. Ashton Marra has more about that.  And Clark Davis previews tonight's Sweet 16 matchup between the Mountaineers and the Kentucky Wildcats.  These stories on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting - telling West Virginia's story.


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The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is in the final stages of gathering environmental information about the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. The debate comes down to more jobs versus the long-term effects of increased gas drilling.

Concerns about safety and damage to the environment were pitted against a desire for economic development and energy independence during a meeting at Bridgeport High School earlier this week. 


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On West Virginia Morning, reports from two public meetings last night.  State officials talk with citizens about clean up plans for the Freedom Industries site in Charleston where a chemical spill occurred last year.  And in Bridgeport, citizens for and against the Atlantic Coast natural gas pipeline speak to federal officials.  These stories coming up on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.


Dominion Resources

Members of the public can have their say about a proposed interstate gas pipeline at two meetings next week. 

 

Dominion Resources is exploring a route for the 42-inch, 550-mile Atlantic Coast Pipeline. It would begin in Harrison County and end in North Carolina. The meetings are part of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s environmental review process for the pipeline. 

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Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC sent out letters threatening legal action against property owners who refused access to their land for surveying. Groups opposed to the pipeline believe there is no basis for legal action. The issue appears far from black and white.

The Mountain Valley Pipeline, or MVP, is a proposed 42-inch diameter, 330-mile line that would connect hydraulic fracturing operations in West Virginia to a transmission pipeline in Virginia. EQT and NextEra Energy are partnering on the project.