A Virginia board has granted a waterbody crossing permit for the Mountain Valley Pipeline. The State Water Control Board voted 3-2 on Tuesday to grant a permit for the natural gas pipeline to cross about 150 streams and wetlands in southwest Virginia.
The pipeline still needs a similar permit from West Virginia and federal approval.
The MVP will extend the Equitrans transmission system in Wetzel County, West Virginia, to Transcontinental Gas Pipeline Company’s (Transco) Zone 5 compressor station 165 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia.
Construction activities began in early 2018. With an estimated 20 linear miles of pipe remaining, MVP’s total project work is nearly 94% complete, which includes 53% of the right-of-way fully restored.