Judge approves $2.15M fine for Mountain Valley Pipeline developers

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FILE – This May 3, 2018, file photo, shows a section of downed trees that sit atop a ridge near homes along the route of the proposed Mountain Valley pipeline in Lindside, W.Va. A Virginia-based legal group is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to end what it says has become an abuse of eminent domain by companies that build natural-gas pipelines. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

(WFXR) – A Federal Judge has signed off on a settlement ordering developers of the Mountain Valley Pipeline to pay more than $2 million over repeated environmental violations.

Such violations include failure to stop soil and stormwater runoff in areas where the pipeline is being built.

The company will also have to submit to enhanced monitoring by state agencies to make sure they are complying with the law, going forward.

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