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Court Orders More Review of Mountain Valley Pipeline’s Impacts (1)

July 27, 2018, 8:00 PM; Updated: July 27, 2018, 8:09 PM

A federal appeals court vacated Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service decisions that paved the way for construction of a proposed natural gas pipeline from northwestern West Virginia to southern Virginia.

The ruling, from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, comes just days after the same court ruled in favor of the pipeline company, Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC, dismissing complaints by 13 landowners protesting construction of the 303-mile pipeline on their properties.

“American citizens understandably place their trust in the Forest Service to protect and preserve this country’s forests, and they deserve...

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