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Atlantic Coast Pipeline Beats Virginia County’s Dismissal Bid

June 21, 2019, 10:12 PM

The Atlantic Coast Pipeline’s suit can move forward against the board of supervisors for Nelson County, Va., for failing to allow it to build in certain flood areas, a federal judge ruled June 21.

The issues presented are ripe for review and the court is inclined to rule on whether the Natural Gas Act preempts local zoning ordinances and floodplain regulations, Judge Norman K. Moon said for the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia.

Of the 600 miles of pipeline projected to stretch from West Virginia to North Carolina, 27 miles will run through Nelson County. The...

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