Equitrans Midstream Corporation has released a statement related to the 10 July 2023 decision by the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit regarding construction in the Jefferson National Forest for the Mountain Valley Pipeline project.
"We are disappointed with the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit’s remarkable decision to grant a one-sentence stay halting all construction in the Jefferson National Forest with no explanation. The Court’s decision defies the will and clear intent of a bipartisan Congress and this Administration in passing legislation to expedite completion of the Mountain Valley Pipeline project, which was deemed to be in the national interest. We believe the Court also exceeded its authority, as Congress expressly and plainly removed its jurisdiction. Further, the fact that the Court issued the stay prior to receiving full briefing from the federal government and Mountain Valley is particularly telling and demonstrates why Congressional intervention was appropriate. We are evaluating all legal options, which include filing an emergency appeal to the US Supreme Court. Unless this decision is promptly reversed, it would jeopardise Mountain Valley’s ability to complete construction by year-end 2023."
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