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Supreme Court Won’t Hear Nuns’ Case Against TransCo Pipeline (1)

Feb. 19, 2019, 6:57 PMUpdated: Feb. 19, 2019, 9:39 PM

An order of nuns in Pennsylvania who sued on religious grounds to stop a pipeline lost their last hope of a court rescue.

The U.S. Supreme Court Feb. 19 declined to hear the case, which pitted the Adorers of the Blood of Christ against the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Co. LLC.

The Roman Catholic sisters sued in 2017 in an attempt to stop Transco’s Atlantic Sunrise pipeline, a project of Tulsa, Okla.-based Williams Companies Inc., from being built on cropland they own in Lancaster County, saying the ...