4th Circuit’s CWA Permit Stay Raises Questions About Pipeline’s Future

November 10, 2020
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit has halted the use of a Clean Water Act (CWA) general permit for the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) in West Virginia and Virginia pending a challenge to permit, raising questions about whether the pipeline can meet its goal of going into service in 2021. In a brief order Nov. 9, following oral argument earlier that day in Sierra Club, et al. v. Army Corps of Engineers, et al. , a three-judge...

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