Supreme Court allows construction of Mountain Valley Pipeline to continue
The Supreme Court lifted a lower court injunction on the Mountain Valley Pipeline on Thursday, allowing construction to continue on the nearly complete 303-mile natural gas conduit between West Virginia and Virginia.
The high court granted the Biden administration’s request to lift an injunction imposed by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which was weighing arguments in a lawsuit brought by environmental groups and American Indian tribes.
In seeking the injunction’s end, the Biden administration bucked environmentalists and joined the Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC and Republicans in calling for the completion of the $6.6 billion...