FERC Stops All Work on MVP

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

“FERC’s Notification of Stop Work Order, issued today in accordance with the Fourth Circuit’s ruling last week, is a leap in the right direction that landowners and advocates have worked toward for four years. We honor and applaud the landowners and communities in the pipeline’s path as they steadfastly researched and challenged this dangerous, destructive, and unneeded fracked gas pipeline.
“We proceed in the next weeks and months with continued determination and optimism as the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management re-evaluate their respective permits. We will monitor MVP through the stabilization process as vigilantly as we have throughout construction.”

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.”

Related Documents

FERC Notice of Stop Work Order, Issued 8/3/18

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