Suit filed in connection to MVP permit

RICHMOND, Va. (WDTV) - Clean water advocates have filed a lawsuit related to the Mountain Valley Pipeline.


According to a press release, the suit claims the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers improperly issued a permit for the pipeline. They say the permit, which is known as a nationwide permit, takes a "one-size-fits-all approach."

The coalition claims it can only be used when a state's done the necessary water quality permit. They say since the state waived its right for that analysis, this can't be used.

If the lawsuit is successful, the Army Corps or the state would have to do another water quality impact review before the pipeline can run through the state.