Bloomberg Law
Jan. 16, 2020, 5:46 PM

Ruling Against Dominion Pipeline Should Stand, Groups Tell Court

Ellen M. Gilmer
Ellen M. Gilmer

Conservation groups are calling on the Supreme Court to reject efforts by the Trump administration and Dominion Energy Inc. to build a natural gas pipeline across the Appalachian Trail.

In Wednesday brief, the Virginia-based Cowpasture River Preservation Association, Wild Virginia, and other groups argued that the U.S. Forest Service lacks authority to approve the Atlantic Coast pipeline’s proposed route across part of the trail.

Government lawyers’ counterargument “is inconsistent with the relevant statutes and multiple federal regulations, and contradicts the government’s own longstanding approach to administering the Trail,” the groups told the court.

The case, set for oral ...

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