Supreme Court Revives Mountain Valley Pipeline, Environmentalists Opposed

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The Supreme Court has overturned a lower court’s ruling that halted construction of the 303-mile Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP), a major gas pipeline project. The pipeline, which faced opposition from environmental groups, had been blocked by the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals. However, the Supreme Court vacated the stay orders, allowing the construction to proceed. The decision was supported by the Biden administration, bipartisan lawmakers, and the fossil fuel industry. Opponents of the 4th Circuit ruling highlighted the Fiscal Responsibility Act, signed by President Biden, which fast-tracked federal permits for the project and shifted judicial review jurisdiction away from the 4th Circuit to the U.S. District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals. The pipeline is projected to bring substantial tax revenue and royalties to the states involved.