Supreme Court Says Pipeline May Cross Underneath Appalachian Trail

Looking west from this overlook in the George Washington National Forest in central Virginia, the pathway of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline would be visible along the valley floor running to the north.

At the heart of the case was a legal question about which federal agency — if any — had authority to grant a permit for the pipeline, which would cross under the trail in central Virginia.

(Image credit: Becky Sullivan/NPR)

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