Mountain Valley Gas Pipeline Permit Approved to Build in Appalachian National Forest

The Mountain Valley natural gas pipeline was approved late Monday to cover 3.5 miles of Jefferson National Forest, which is located between West Virginia and Virginia. The pipeline is expected to carry gas approximately 303 miles from Marcellus shale fields in West Virginia to Virginia. The pipeline has been controversial and long delayed. The U.S. Forest Service reissued its approval for a permit, despite past federal appeals court rulings determining developers had “inadequately considered” the project’s environmental impact. The project, … Continue reading “Mountain Valley Gas Pipeline Permit Approved to Build in Appalachian National Forest”