A federal appeals court has ordered a halt to construction of Dominion Energy’s Atlantic Coast Pipeline, finding that restrictions against harming wildlife are inadequate for the controversial 600-mile natural gas project. Three judges of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit said in a ruling issued late Tuesday that the U.S. The other project, the Mountain Valley Pipeline, is being built by a separate coalition of companies. The Mountain Valley Pipeline has been in the news lately as protesters have staged sit-ins in trees along the route to slow construction. [Women sitting in trees to protest pipeline come down after judge threatens fines]Tuesday’s ruling had no impact on the Mountain Valley Pipeline, and it was unclear how much of a disruption it might be for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.
Source: Washington Post May 16, 2018 01:09 UTC