Washington, D.C. – In response to the US Supreme Court Decision to allow the Mountain Valley Pipeline to proceed, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) and Virginia LCV released the following statements:
“Including the Mountain Valley Pipeline in the debt ceiling deal was an egregious reckless move, which locks in decades of methane climate pollution, threatens water quality, and jeopardizes communities in West Virginia, Virginia, and North Carolina, especially low-income, elderly, Indigenous, and Black communities that live near the pipeline’s path,” said Matthew Davis, Vice President of Federal Policy at the League of Conservation Voters. “It is time to move forward with real solutions that center the most impacted communities as we swiftly transition to a more healthy, equitable and just clean energy economy, as opposed to building out duplicative, dirty, and dangerous fossil fuel infrastructure.”
“We commend communities on the frontlines threatened by this project and the members of Virginia’s congressional delegation for their resolve to stand up against this dangerous pipeline. We remain dedicated to meet the urgent challenges our changing climate requires with true energy solutions that create the healthy, clean and just economy this moment demands,” said Michael Town, Executive Director, Virginia LCV.