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U.S. Seeks Supreme Court Hearing on Atlantic Coast Pipeline Plan

June 27, 2019, 4:13 PM

The U.S. Solicitor General has asked the Supreme Court to intervene in the fight to build a natural gas pipeline across sections of the scenic Appalachian Trail.

Noel Francisco, representing the government, asked the top court in a filing Tuesday to review a decision by Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit that vacated permits for Dominion Energy Inc.’s $7.5 billion Atlantic Coast pipeline.

Atlantic Coast, which has seen its start date delayed and its price tag balloon, is one of several pipelines proposed for the eastern U.S. facing legal setbacks and opposition from environmental groups. EQM Midstream Partners LP...

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