After close of business August 3, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) filed a Notification of Stop Work Order in their official docket for the Mountain Valley Pipeline project. The notification comes as a result of a ruling from the Fourth Circuit last week vacating and remanding permits issued by the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management.
Roberta Bondurant, Co-Chair for the POWHR Coalition
Maury Johnson, Executive Committee Member for POWHR and affected landowner
“The Stop Work order issued by FERC for the Mountain Valley Pipeline is just one step in the right direction. It is one battle in creating a clean energy future that our children and grandchildren deserve. Unfortunately, the Certificate should have never been issued to begin with, as it was based on false information and illegal actions. Hopefully the Appalachian Trail will not be impacted any further and the region can kill this project forever and start the long process of restoring the damage already done to our beautiful region and pristine waters.”