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Pennsylvania Nuns to Appeal Transco Pipeline Decision

Sept. 29, 2017, 8:01 PM

Nuns who sued on religious grounds to stop a pipeline from traversing their property in Pennsylvania say they will appeal a judge’s decision to dismiss the case.

The sisters of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ in July sued the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Co. LLC (Transco) to stop construction of the Atlantic Sunrise pipeline on land they own in Lancaster County.

The group said the pipeline would violate their freedom of religion under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), echoing religious arguments made by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and ...