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Developers of Mountain Valley Pipeline Suspend Construction on 70 Miles

Developers of the Mountain Valley Pipeline have voluntarily suspended work on parts of the 303-mile natural gas pipeline in six Western Virginia Counties
MVP construction in Franklin County, Virginia (Photo) Anne Bernard - she's a landowner affected by MVP)

Developers of the Mountain Valley Pipeline have voluntarily suspended work  on parts of the 303-mile natural gas pipeline in six Western Virginia Counties.  Charles Fishburne reports.

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Charles Fishburne:  The suspension comes three days after a lawsuit raised questions about its impact on endangered species.

Fishburne:  Harrison Wallace is the Virginia Director of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network, one of several environmental groups opposing the pipeline.

Harrison Wallace:  The Mountain Valley Pipeline developers have shown blatant negligence in constructing their massive frack gas pipeline, harming drinking water, causing landslides and threatening endangered species.

Fishburne: In a letter yesterday, Mountain Valley told the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission the volunteer suspension covers “new activities” affecting  construction of about 75 miles.

Fishburne:  The Sierra Club and others filed the latest suit urging a “real stop” to construction while these issues are pending.  Harrison says.

Charles Fishburne, VPM News.

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