U.S. Court of Appeals Rules Against Landowners in Pipeline Early Possession Case


February 5, 2019 The Court of Appeals for the U.S. Fourth Circuit today ruled against landowners in an appeal of previous courts’ decision to grant the right of early entry to Mountain Valley Pipeline. The landowners questioned whether Mountain Valley could be granted access to property before just compensation had been determined for each landowner … Continue reading U.S. Court of Appeals Rules Against Landowners in Pipeline Early Possession Case

Win for Environmental Advocates from Fourth Circuit on USFS Challenge


UPDATE: Attorneys for the plaintiffs filed a letter with FERC Tuesday, July 31 informing the agency that, as a key condition in MVP’s Certification is no longer satisfied due to the court ruling, the Commission must take action to stop all construction activity on the route. “Because these mandatory federal authorizations are now lacking, FERC … Continue reading Win for Environmental Advocates from Fourth Circuit on USFS Challenge

Press Statement: Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals Rules on Constitutional Challenge


The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday, July 25 that landowners cannot bring a constitutional challenge to the Natural Gas Act to the Circuit Court, and must instead take the issue to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the very body whose acting power the suit challenges.  Statement from Roberta Bondurant, Co-Chair for Protect … Continue reading Press Statement: Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals Rules on Constitutional Challenge