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Supreme Court Decision to Directly Help WV Economy

June 17th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

The U.S. Supreme Court has reversed a lower court ruling that held up construction on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, which would cross hundreds of miles of West Virginia mountains to transport natural gas to East Coast markets.  In the 7-2 decision, justices ruled the U.S. Forest Service has the authority to grant the pipeline right of way under the Appalachian Trail in the George Washington National Forest. The pipeline project has been under scrutiny because of how its many miles would affect sensitive areas of forest and river, but it also is seen as an economic driver because of its construction jobs and its capacity for transporting gas to market. West Virginia Governor Jim Justice literally applauded the ruling saying it will be a tremendous shot in the arm for the state’s economy…

One Response to “Supreme Court Decision to Directly Help WV Economy”

  1. June 17, 2020 at 6:11 am, mac said:

    Another 2 steps back.

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