Work resumes on pipeline under Blue Ridge Parkway after regulators reissue permits court threw out

RICHMOND — Federal regulators on Monday allowed construction to resume on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline in North Carolina and West Virginia after U.S. agencies reissued two critical permits that a federal appeals court had vacated last month.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission lifted the stop-work order it imposed on Aug. 10 on the 600-mile pipeline. It had imposed the order in response to a ruling by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that tossed out permits allowing the project to cross the Blue Ridge Parkway and affect the habitat of endangered or threatened animal species.

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