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Morrisey leads brief against ruling on Atlantic Coast Pipeline

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and 15 other state leaders are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a ruling that stopped construction of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.

The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in February the pipeline cannot continue on its current path, which would result in crossing the Appalachian Trail in Virginia.

The pipeline, if completed, would carry natural gas from West Virginia to North Carolina.

“The court’s decision was completely wrong,” Morrisey said. “This decision, if it holds, will stand in the way of economic diversification, education and public safety. Continued delays negatively impact the livelihoods of our working-class families and the services they receive.”

Other states involved in the brief are Alabama, Alaska, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Utah and Wyoming.





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