Biden Admin Silent On The Fate Of Major Natural Gas Pipeline As Energy Prices Soar

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(Worthy News) – The Biden administration has yet to take a public position on a major natural gas pipeline as the project faces an uphill federal permitting battle.

Equitrans Midstream, the energy company that proposed the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) in 2014, delayed the project’s expected completion to late 2023 and said it would pursue new federal permits for a second time, in an earnings report published Tuesday. The project — a 303-mile pipeline that would transport natural gas from West Virginia to Virginia — faced another setback earlier this year after a federal appeals court struck down its -era permits, ruling in favor of environmental groups.

Federal agencies involved in the MVP permitting process didn’t respond to requests for comment or declined to comment altogether, and the has yet to intervene in the matter despite soaring energy prices and pleas from a Democratic senator. [ Source: Daily Caller (Read More…) ]

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