Bloomberg Law
Oct. 4, 2019, 1:31 PMUpdated: Oct. 4, 2019, 9:18 PM

Dominion’s Atlantic Coast Pipeline Gets Supreme Court Hearing (2)

Ellen M. Gilmer
Ellen M. Gilmer

The U.S. Supreme Court will consider jump-starting Dominion Energy Inc.’s proposed $7.5 billion Atlantic Coast Pipeline, agreeing to rule on a key permit that would let the natural-gas line cross under the Appalachian Trail.

A federal appeals court threw out the permit, saying the U.S. Forest Service lacked the authority to approve the right-of-way. Lawyers for the pipeline and the Trump administration say the lower court ruling threatens the 600-mile (965 kilometer) project’s viability.

The appeals court “has effectively erected a 2,200-mile barrier severing the eastern seaboard from oil and gas sources west of the Appalachian Trail,” Atlantic Coast ...

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