Mountain Valley Pipeline halting construction to prepare for Florence
The Mountain Valley Pipeline says it is now preparing for potential impacts from Hurricane Florence, and will suspend "the advancement of construction in Virginia" until the storm passes.
In a news release Tuesday morning, the company said it will focus on stabilizing the right-of-way, while maintaining and enhancing erosion controls.
"With the state of emergency now in effect across Virginia," the news release said, "we have diverted all resources in the Commonwealth for environmental maintenance and hurricane preparedness, including the securing of materials and equipment for potential wind impacts."
Following is the company's complete statement:
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