November 2019, Vol. 246, No. 11

Global News

US Supreme Court to Hear Appalachian Trail Pipeline Fight

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear an appeal by Dominion Energy and President Donald Trump’s administration of a lower court ruling that halted construction of the 600-mile Atlantic Coast Pipeline under a section of the Appalachian Trail in rural Virginia.  The administration and companies involved in the $7.5 billion project, including North Carolina’s Duke Energy, have asked the justices to overturn a ruling that the U.S. Forest Service lacks authority to grant a right-of-way for the pipeline.  The Supreme Court’s ruling, due before its term ends in June 2020, could also affect the 300-mile Mountain Valley Pipeline project, which is intended t

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