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US Supreme Court Rules for Pipeline in Appalachian Trail Dispute

US Supreme Court Rules for Pipeline in Appalachian Trail Dispute
Climate activist groups protest in front of the U.S. Supreme Court against the Atlantic Coast Pipeline outside the U.S. Supreme Court building in February. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Monday, 15 June 2020 10:41 AM

Ruling against environmentalists, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday decided that the federal government has the authority to allow a proposed $7.5 billion natural gas pipeline to cross under the popular Appalachian Trail in rural Virginia.

The 7-2 ruling was a victory for Dominion Energy Inc and President Donald Trump's administration, both of which appealed a lower court ruling that halted construction of the 600-mile (965-km) Atlantic Coast Pipeline, which would run from West Virginia to North Carolina. The decision removes one of several obstacles facing the project.

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Ruling against environmentalists, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday decided that the federal government has the authority to allow a proposed $7.5 billion natural gas pipeline to cross under the popular Appalachian Trail in rural Virginia.
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