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Proposed W.Va.-Va. pipeline finding some resistance

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Companies proposing a natural gas pipeline from West Virginia to Virginia are threatening legal action against property owners who refuse to allow surveyors on their land.

Mountain Valley Pipeline is a joint venture between EQT Corp. and NextEra Energy Inc. It would run from Wetzel County, West Virginia, to another pipeline in Pittsylvania County in Southside Virginia. It would deliver natural gas from the Marcellus and Utica shale deposits.

Elise Keaton of the Greenbrier River Watershed Association told West Virginia Public Broadcasting the organization had received calls from landowners in four counties who had been mailed letters from the pipeline company.

EQT spokeswoman Natalie Cox said the company is trying to work with landowners to resolve their concerns, but legal action may be necessary to move the surveying forward.

In related news, W.Va. residents object to US forest survey for natgas pipeline.

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