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Pennsylvania Nuns’ Hail Mary to Halt Pipeline Batted Down

July 26, 2018, 7:41 PM

A federal appeals court denied a request by an order of Catholic nuns to block a pipeline from being built through their Pennsylvania property on religious freedom grounds.

The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit July 25 rejected the Adorers of the Blood of Christ’s argument that building the pipeline on their Columbia, Pa., property would violate their freedom of religion under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Like several other groups fighting pipelines, they cited the emphasis their religion places on environmental protection.

Like a lower court, the Third Circuit ruled that the ...

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