The Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League is asking a federal court to stop the Mountain Valley Pipeline on both environmental and historic preservation grounds. The preservation in this case does not apply to buildings but to Roanoke River headwaters and former apple orchards at Bent Mountain. It is the latest legal challenge filed since federal regulators approved pipeline construction in October. More from WFIR’s Evan Jones
Pipeline representatives have not yet responded to our requests for comment, but they indicate a statement is forthcoming.