Only logged in members can reply and interact with the post.
Join SimilarWorlds for FREE »

Supreme Court Ruling Reinstates 303-Mile Natural Gas Pipeline Construction

[b]Supreme Court Ruling Reinstates 303-Mile Natural Gas Pipeline Construction, Dealing Blow to Climate Change Activists[/b]

[b]Mountain Valley Pipeline (Source: Natural Gas Intelligence)[/b]

In a victory for the fossil fuel industry and a setback for environmental activists, the United States Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that construction of the 303-mile Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) could resume.

This move effectively nullified the July 10 stay orders issued by the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in favor of plaintiffs Wilderness Society and Appalachian Voices, environmental activists that had instigated legal proceedings to halt the pipeline.

“The Wilderness Society and SELC allege violations of multiple environmental laws in connection with defective approvals by the United States Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management allowing the MVP to cross the Jefferson National Forest in Virginia and West Virginia,” according to the group’s news release.

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals suspended construction of the 303-mile pipeline that is almost 95% complete, despite legislative and executive support of the project with the passage of the Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2023, according to West Virginia Records.

Following the 4th Circuit ruling, the pipeline’s developers filed an emergency intervention request with Chief Justice John Roberts. This request was seen as a critical step to counter the appellate court’s decision, which was viewed by many in the industry as an overreach.

Dr. McCullough on New Studies: “The COVID-19 Vaccine Campaign Has Generated a Tidal Wave of New Patients”

Political leaders immediately responded to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn a lower court ruling on the Mountain Valley natural gas pipeline’s development.

“Today, the Supreme Court ended a campaign by activist judges to block good energy laws passed by Congress and signed by the President. This is a huge victory for American energy independence,” said Rep. Matt Rosendale
Confined · 56-60, MVIP
Woot big victory.
While I think we should strive for green energy over the long haul, but for now we still need natural gas and some fossil fuels for immediate use. Each has pros and cons. We are not ready to make this leap to all green. Not going to happen in the short term. It will one day. We will be fine until the technology is improved.
Musicman · 61-69, M
A huge victory 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉
Budwick · 70-79, M
@Musicman I agree 100% Maybe a small battle in the war - but we won by golly!
Musicman · 61-69, M
@Budwick And natural gas is good clean energy. I don't think these idiots know what they want.
MrBrownstone · 46-50, M
ANOTHER loss for Biden.😄
Another slap down by the SCOTUS.
Does any body follow the law and constitution anymore…
Everything they do gets over ruled..

Gee what a pity killdawg didn’t win and install 4x left wing lunatics..

Real pity that
Tetsuya · 51-55, M
while I might applaud a good infrastructure project, that's not what this is
the route they've chosen is through some pristine untouched wilderness
it pristine because the terrain is ridiculously steep
it is also being built on spec that there "might" be a demand in the areas its crossing through
you know the poorest sections of VA and WV
then there is the piping itself they've let sit outside in storage yards, the coating on them is now toxic from the extended UV exposure
the list goes on of the fucked up shit they've allowed to go on with this project
How do I know these things you may ask;
I live in VA, I personally know people who live out in the area, I've read the articles written in the local papers out there, I also work for a fairly large Civil Engineering firm - I hear things, I've also worked at Dominion power - again you hear things.
sree251 · 41-45, M
@SW-User I am sure we will find a way out including culling the old and the sick and the stupid.
Tetsuya · 51-55, M
As a planet we are so dependent on a wasting asset
..that being fossil fuels..

if you call keeping warm, creating power, being able to to transport yourself and goods, growing larger yields of crops, and creating various materials we depend on a waste then sure, I personally see it as using an asset we have to the fullest.

[quote]Electric cars are a fools errand..[/quote]
this I agree with
@Tetsuya it is great now…not so, in the future.

AbbeyRhode · F
So good to hear some positive news. Thank you, Supreme Court! ☺️
Slade · 56-60, M
This too must be going over like a loud fart at high mass![image deleted]
I agree with clean energy but read how they get the gas out of the shale. This is my state wilderness. A gas line blew along I-81 just this week. Blow in the wilderness and you have a nice forest fire. Its always great for those that dont live near the pipeline. Come look at what they do to put it in the rocky mountains here.
They sold my state lies about the great jobs it brings to build the pipeline and look at the worker trailer villages- Almost all Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas truck tags.
I believe in a well balanced energy policy. We wont replace oil, gas, coal with clean energy any time soon, so who out there will turn the switch off to kill the coal fired power plant you get your electricity from. How you going to power your electric car? Your game pc or console. Tv? Get real, we are addicted to electricity, automobiles with powerful engines, airplanes, heat, A/C, etc. We would lose all these without our present power sources. We have to ween off the fossil fuels but like any addiction it has to be done with little or no horrible side effects.
Arguing about this side or that side gets us nowhere.
Budwick · 70-79, M
@Suggestmeone [quote]We have to ween off the fossil fuels [/quote]

I agree but the weaning can not be forced. As alternative energy sources are developed and refined, the market will find winners and losers. Right now there are interesting devices but none are tenable .
This comment is hidden. Show Comment
akindheart · 61-69, F
another victory!!
Budwick · 70-79, M
@akindheart All the winning! Someone open a window to make room for all these wins!
akindheart · 61-69, F
@Budwick yeah buddy!!

Post Comment
289 people following
Personal Stories, Advice, and Support
New Post
Associated Forums Topic Members