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Work on Mountain Valley Pipeline can resume

(Source: WHSV)
(Source: WHSV)
Updated: Oct. 10, 2020 at 6:16 PM EDT
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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Mountain Valley Pipeline has another two years to finish a natural gas pipeline.

The Roanoke Times reports that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission also lifted a stop-work order for all but a 25-mile segment of the interstate transmission line that includes the Jefferson National Forest and adjacent land.

The 303-mile pipeline will take 2 billion cubic feet a day of natural gas drilled from the Marcellus and Utica shale formations and transport it through Southwest Virginia to connect with a pipeline in Chatham, where it will then be distributed to markets along the East Coast.

However, new legal challenges could limit the scope of work.

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