A Montgomery County judge says a pipeline developer can survey private property without the owner’s permission.
The Roanoke Times reports Mountain Valley Pipeline may have access to property for surveys under the Virginia constitution.
Circuit Court Judge James Turk ruled in a case brought against Mountain Valley pipeline by eight property owners. Mountain Valley wants to build a 300 mile natural gas pipeline from West Virginia to Pittsylvania County.
The Giles county case could have implications for lawsuits involving the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline.