Supreme Court Rules In Favor of Completing the Mountain Valley Pipeline

Supreme Court Rules In Favor of Completing the Mountain Valley Pipeline

July 28, 2023

This week is a great week for those who value American energy security. The Supreme Court of the United States overturned a Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that had prevented the Mountain Valley Pipeline from moving forward. 

Fox News reports, 

“The Supreme Court struck down a lower court ruling from earlier this month that blocked construction of the 303-mile Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) from proceeding.

In a short, unsigned order issued Thursday morning, the Supreme Court vacated the July 10 stay orders from the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals, in which the lower court sided with plaintiffs — environmental groups Wilderness Society and Appalachian Voices, which had sued to stop the pipeline construction. The 4th Circuit ruling was opposed by the Biden administration, bipartisan lawmakers and the fossil fuel industry.”

In August 2022, West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) agreed to support the Biden Administration’s so-called Inflation Reduction Act in exchange for completing the 303-mile pipeline running from the northwestern part of West Virginia to southern Virginia.

Power The Future Founder Daniel Turner reacts to the Supreme Court’s decision,

“I am pleased the highest Court in the land saw through the constant stall and delay tactics from the extreme eco left and allowed this commonsense project to move forward. The green movement has long relied on our judicial branch as a weapon against our nation’s energy producers, and America has paid a steep price. While today’s news is a welcome one for everyone who values our energy security and freedom, we must not rest on our laurels. No sacrifice is too small for the extreme eco left at the altar of their climate change cult, including infrastructure projects like the Mountain Valley Pipeline.”