This Blue Virginia article discusses the Mountain Valley Pipeline and an “Emergency Authorization” request to prevent a life threatening landslide. In July, this bloated corporate criminal – MVP is under criminal investigation by the U. S. Attorney’s Office in Roanoke – sent out a crew to survey a portion of the pipeline route in West Virginia. Among other things, they were looking for endangered species. The MVP surveyors were unable to do their work, however, because the pipeline route was too dangerous for them.
This article discusses a new legal challenge to the MVP, over endangered species. Foes of the Mountain Valley Pipeline have filed another legal attack, this one over the pipeline’s impact on endangered species such as the Roanoke logperch. The petition, filed Monday, asks a federal appeals court in Richmond to force the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to reexamine its earlier opinion that burrowing a 42-inch diameter pipe across rugged mountain slopes and through unspoiled streams will not significantly harm the threatened fish, bats and plants that live there.