In a Rare Rebuke, FERC Fails to Approve Mountain Valley Pipeline's Proposal -
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission deadlocked 2-2 on Mountain Valley’s request to bore under streams and wetlands along the pipeline’s first 77 miles in West Virginia."
Why this is important: FERC’s Chair placed the matter on the agenda without realizing that the tie-breaking vote of Commissioner Christie would not be available, as Commissioner Christie recused himself from the vote due to his previous role with the Virginia SCC. As a result, the matter likely may not get back on the FERC agenda under the Biden administration. This leaves MVP with no real solution for constructing the 77-mile segment of the pipeline in West Virginia and threatens to further increase the cost of the project, which already has increased by $2.3 billion from its original cost estimate.
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