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Operations of natural gas pipeline that runs through Virginia and West Virginia can begin, regulators say

Posted on AllSides June 12th, 2024
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A hotly contested East Coast natural gas pipeline was given the go-ahead Tuesday to start operating, six years after construction began at more than double its original estimated cost. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved the 303-mile Mountain Valley Pipeline project across rugged mountainsides in West Virginia and Virginia over longstanding objections from environmental groups, landowners and some elected officials. Project developers told regulators on Monday that the pipeline was complete. “We are pleased with the agencies’ decisions and the related communications regarding in-service authorization for...

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