The Mountain Valley Pipeline's impact on the environment & communities
On this edition of Your Call's One Planet Series, we discuss the backlash against the $6.6 billion Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) project, which was included in the debt ceiling agreement.
The MVP will pipe fracked gas from West Virginia to southern Virginia. The agreement will limit the scope of environmental reviews for future developments. Environmental groups say the pipeline could contribute nearly 90 million metric tons in greenhouse gas emissions annually.
How did this pipeline end up in the debt ceiling agreement and how are activists and community members responding?
The Washington Post: How a fossil fuel pipeline helped grease the debt ceiling deal
Virginia Mercury: Mountain Valley Pipeline approvals OKed as part of debt ceiling deal