Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, released the following statement after the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) released a unanimous order progressing the construction of the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP).
“I’m glad to see FERC make the correct decision today by issuing a unanimous order in favor of progressing construction of the Mountain Valley Pipeline. MVP is a strategically important project for the energy and national security of our country and will play a critical role in our ability to support our European allies as they eliminate their use of Russian energy. Unfortunately, there are still several additional steps that need to be taken by the Administration to get this critical project - which would put an additional two billion cubic feet of natural gas into the market within a matter of months - complete. I continue to call for the full approval of the MVP so we are able to domestically produce the natural gas we need today and support our energy and climate goals for decades to come as we advance innovative solutions like hydrogen.”