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State Water Board Will Get Final Say on Mountain Valley Pipeline

Virginia Delegate elect, Chris Hurst, D-Roanoke, speaks during a news conference prior to a meeting of the State Water Control Board in Richmond, Va., Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017. The board is holding two days of meetings and will make a decision on the Mountain Valley Pipeline. (Credit: AP Photo / Steve Helber)

The fate of a controversial pipeline is now in the hands of Virginia’s Water Control Board. The board heard final public comment on the Mountain Valley Pipeline Wednesday. If approved, it would carry natural gas through much of southwest Virginia. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.