West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey on Thursday praised the U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning a lower court’s hold on the construction of the Mountain Valley Pipeline.
“I am pleased the Supreme Court recognized the importance of this project not only for West Virginia, but for the nation,” Attorney General Morrisey said. “The Mountain Valley Pipeline is vital to the survival of American energy independence and affects thousands of jobs in West Virginia – its completion is also critical to our national security – the urgent need is for it to be completed as soon as possible.”
Attorney General Morrisey this week filed an amicus brief urging the Supreme Court to lift the stay.
The Supreme Court decision vacated the order that came down from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit – that order stopped the pipeline construction of a 3.5-mile stretch in the Jefferson National Forest in Virginia, as well as several stream crossings in West Virginia.
The pipeline begins from the gas fields in northwestern West Virginia then heads into interstate connections in Virginia – the Atlantic Coast region.
Read a copy of the order: https://bit.ly/44IPDG4