West Virginia ends construction halt to Rover Pipeline parts

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) – State environmental authorities lifted their order halting Rover Pipeline construction on two segments where it found permit violations damaging streams in northern West Virginia.

Inspectors in April, May, June and July found erosion-control failures that left sediment deposits in creeks and streams.

The Department of Environmental Protection ordered Rover Pipeline LLC on July 17 to stop.

The DEP says inspections Wednesday show permit violations were corrected.

One segment extends 36 miles (58 kilometers) from Ohio through Tyler and Wetzel counties to a compressor station at Sherwood in Doddridge County.

Another runs for six miles (10 kilometers) through Doddridge County.

Construction wasn’t halted on two other West Virginia segments.

The 700-mile (1,126-kilometer) Rover Pipeline will carry natural gas from shale deposits in West Virginia and Pennsylvania across Ohio and into Michigan.

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