WASHINGTON (LOOTPRESS) – Congresswoman Carol Miller (R-WV) introduced the Completing American Pipelines Act, which will ensure pipelines across the country, including the Mountain Valley Pipeline, are finished. Once completed, the Mountain Valley Pipeline would send natural gas from West Virginia, Ohio, and Pennsylvania to North Carolina and South Carolina. Congresswoman Miller announced the bill’s introduction on the floor of the House of Representatives following a colloquy with Majority Leader Steve Scalise (R-LA).
“What’s one thing Presidents Obama, Trump, and Biden agree on? They all wanted the Mountain Valley Pipeline completed,” said Congresswoman Miller. “The Completing American Pipelines Act will finish projects, like the Mountain Valley Pipeline, that have been held up by the radical, left-wing courts and will implement a needed check on our judicial system. The American people are depending on domestic energy production so energy prices will finally go down. I look forward to the Completing American Pipelines Act coming to the House floor shortly to unleash American energy.”
Joining Congresswoman Miller as original cosponsors are Chief Deputy Whip Guy Reschenthaler (R-PA) and Alex Mooney (R-WV).
“The construction of the 303-mile Mountain Valley Pipeline equates to more good-paying jobs, lower energy costs, and increased energy independence for Pennsylvania and the entire region,” said Congressman Reschenthaler. “I thank Rep. Carol Miller for her diligence in ensuring this project – which is already 94% completed – can be seen through to the finish line for our shared states’ benefit. It’s past time to cut the liberal red tape and complete the Mountain Valley Pipeline once and for all.”
“It is time for Congress to help ease energy costs for American consumers. The Mountain Valley Pipeline is nearly complete but is being held up by bureaucratic red tape and lawsuits by radical liberal activists,” said Congressman Mooney. “I am proud to have worked with my West Virginia colleague Rep. Carol Miller to introduce a bill to finish the pipeline and to stop activist lawsuits from derailing projects that have already passed extensive reviews.”
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- With inflation and American natural gas prices at record highs, the completion of the Mountain Valley Pipeline will bring hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue to West Virginia without raising taxes and send strong signals to global energy markets that the United States is a stable energy producer.
- The pipeline would provide up to 2 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day from the Marcellus and Utica shale formations to consumers in North Carolina and South Caroline within months of this legislation being signed into law.
- The Mountain Valley Pipeline will sustain about 5,800 jobs and $5.9 billion in economic activity in West Virginia and Virginia while bringing hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue to West Virginia, without raising taxes.