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Pipeline Developer Sues More Than 100 W.Va. Property Owners


  More than 100 property owners in West Virginia are being sued by the developer of a proposed natural gas pipeline.

Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC’s lawsuit seeks access to the properties to conduct a survey for a possible pipeline route.

The lawsuit says the property owners have rejected the company’s request to enter their properties. The lawsuit names 103 individuals and three corporations in 10 counties as defendants.

The Register-Herald reports that Mountain Valley Pipeline filed the lawsuit last week in U.S. District Court in Beckley.

Earlier this month, families in Summers and Monroe counties filed a lawsuit against the company seeking to prevent its agents from entering their properties.

The pipeline would stretch about 300 miles from northwestern West Virginia to Pittsylvania County in Virginia.