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Chesapeake Climate Action Network Statement: Mountain Valley Pipeline Voluntarily Suspends Construction [UPDATED – Sierra Club statement]

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From the Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN):

CCAN Statement: Mountain Valley Pipeline Voluntarily Suspends Construction

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, the Mountain Valley Pipeline’s developers announced that they are voluntarily suspending new construction activities in the habitats of endangered species. This came days after CCAN and other groups filed a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s approval of the project.

Harrison Wallace, Virginia Director of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network, stated in response: 

“Finally. The Mountain Valley Pipeline developers have shown blatant negligence in constructing their massive fracked-gas pipeline, harming drinking water, causing landslides, and threatening endangered species. Today’s voluntary suspension was a long time coming, and we hope it signals the beginning of the end of this dangerous and unnecessary project.

“We call on FERC to issue a full stop-work order immediately. The only way to protect our climate, landowners, and vulnerable communities, is a full and permanent end to the project.” 

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The Chesapeake Climate Action Network is the oldest and largest grassroots organization dedicated exclusively to raising awareness about the impacts and solutions associated with global warming in the Chesapeake Bay region. For 16 years, CCAN has been at the center of the fight for clean energy and wise climate policy in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit www.chesapeakeclimate.org 
UPDATE: Also see the Sierra Club’s statement, below.

BREAKING: Mountain Valley Pipeline Suspends New Construction Activities in Endangered Species Habitat

Announcement Comes Days After Conservation Groups Filed New Lawsuit

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Just days after a coalition of conservation groups filed a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s approval of the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP), the project’s developers have announced they are voluntarily suspending new construction activities in the habitats of endangered species.

In response, Sierra Club Senior Campaign Representative Joan Walker released the following statement:

“We told you so. There’s no way to build this dirty, dangerous project in any manner that wouldn’t directly threaten endangered species or our clean air and water. MVP should just face reality and make this voluntary suspension permanent.”

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