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Mountain Valley Natural Gas Pipeline may be in serious trouble

September 22nd, 2022 by WCBC Radio

A major economic project that is near and dear to many people in West Virginia may be in serious trouble because of a dispute in the U.S. Senate. While this is a potentially big economic driver for West Virginia, it is also quite controversial. Completion of the Mountain Valley natural gas pipeline from central West Virginia into Virginia will bring an estimated $200 million a year in revenue to West Virginia, according to state officials. The project was stalled over environmental concerns and a court fight, but Senator Joe Manchin made a deal with the White House for the pipeline to be finished. This was in exchange for his “yes” vote on the “Inflation Reduction Act of 2022.” That infuriated environmentalists, including Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, who is threatening to kill the project. West Virginia Governor Jim Justice…