Mountain Valley Pipeline Admits Project May Never Be Finished

Newly Reported Documents Contradict Confident Public Relations Messaging

Doug Jackson, 202.495.3045 or

ROANOKE, VA -- Yesterday, the Roanoke Times reported that Mountain Valley Pipeline, LLC has admitted for the first time that their 300 mile, $4.6 billion pipeline may never be built, a stunning departure from the brave face the company has put forward publicly. Reporting by Laurence Hammack shows that in an October quarterly filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, MVP raised the possibility that the project would not be completed “at all.”

The fracked gas pipeline has become increasingly controversial, as poor construction practices and challenging terrain have led to over 300 violations of commonsense clean water protections in Virginia alone, drawing a lawsuit from the commonwealth’s attorney general. The project has also faced a string of legal losses that left it without key permits, forcing it to halt construction earlier this year and just last week, the Virginia Water Control Board voted to reconsider a certification it had already granted the pipeline, citing the egregious number of water protection violations.

The full passage can be found beginning on page 26 of the filing and the “Risk Factors” section starts on page 33.


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