Sierra Club Says Mountain Valley Pipeline to Give Up on North Carolina Extension

(Reuters) — U.S. environmental group the Sierra Club said on Oct. 21 that the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) is abandoning legal efforts in North Carolina to secure land necessary for its proposed Southgate extension.

Were it completed, the Southgate project would have added 75 miles (121 km) of pipeline from Southern Virginia into central North Carolina, the statement by Sierra Club read, adding that without the land, the extension is unlikely to ever be built.

Mountain Valley - owned by units of Equitrans, NextEra Energy Inc., Consolidated Edison Inc., AltaGas Ltd. and RGC Resources — is one of several U.S. pipeline projects delayed by regulatory and legal fights with environmental and local groups that found problems with federal permits issued during President Donald Trump's administration.

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