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Proposed pipeline extension into NC gains new life in court

Pipeline Eminent Domain
Posted at 11:16 AM, Mar 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-12 11:16:32-05

ROANOKE, Va. -- A proposed extension of the Mountain Valley Pipeline from Virginia into North Carolina has gained new life in an ongoing court battle.

The Roanoke Times reported Thursday that the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals threw out a decision by North Carolina’s Department of Environmental Quality.

The appeals court ruled that the state agency did not properly explain the reasons why it had denied a water quality certification for that portion of the natural gas pipeline.

The portion is called MVP Southgate. And it would start at the main pipeline’s terminus in Virginia’s Pittsylvania County and run for 75 miles into North Carolina.

The main portion of the pipeline would run for 300 miles in West Virginia and southwest Virginia.

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