Mountain Valley Pipeline Subject of Criminal Probe
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Federal authorities launched a criminal investigation into the Mountain Valley Pipeline in Virginia.
A spokeswoman for EQM Midstream, the natural gas pipeline’s parent company, said Mountain Valley is complying with the related grand jury subpoena for documents.
In recent corporate filings with the SEC, the company said it had been informed by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Virginia of a criminal investigation. The scope of the inquiry is unclear.
Last month, two Virginia attorneys called for a federal investigation into whether pipeline crews violated laws by continuing construction on the 300-mile (483-km) pipeline after a permit suspension.