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Atlantic Coast, Mountain Valley Pipelines Lawsuit Dismissed

Sept. 28, 2018, 8:43 PM

A landowner eminent domain lawsuit against the Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley natural gas pipelines belongs in a federal appeals court, a federal district court judge held in dismissing the case.

The suit was led by Bold Alliance, which represents landowners on eminent domain cases, along with 55 individual landowners, primarily in Virginia. It sought an injunction to prevent the a 600-mile Atlantic Coast Pipeline and the 303-mile Mountain Valley Pipeline, both reaching from West Virginia to Virginia, from proceeding with their projects with eminent domain actions.

Judge Richard Leon of the U.S. District Court for the District ...