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Analysis: Pipeline crossing under Appalachian NST not opposed by trail conservancy

The Appalachian Trail – the 2,200-mile hiking stretch that goes from Georgia to Maine — is at the center of a legal battle that has risen to the Supreme Court.


The case involves a proposed pipeline that would connect natural gas fracked in West Virginia to population centers in Virginia and North Carolina. The Atlantic Coast Pipeline would cross the Appalachian Trail within the George Washington National Forest in Virginia, and some environmental groups are challenging the legality of the permit the U.S. Forest Service issued allowing that to happen.


https://www.npr.org/2020/02/21/807417611/supreme-court-pipeline-fight-could-disrupt-how-the-appalachian-trail-is-run

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