"The U.S. Supreme Court is set to wade into a long-running battle between developers of a 605-mile (975-kilometer) natural gas pipeline and environmental groups who oppose the pipeline crossing the storied Appalachian Trail.
On Monday, the high court will hear arguments on a critical permit needed by developers of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.
Backed by the Trump administration, project developers Dominion Energy and Duke Energy will ask the high court to overturn a lower court that threw out a permit for the pipeline to cross two national forests, including parts of the Appalachian Trail, the historic footpath that stretches from Georgia to Maine."
Denise Lavoie reports for the Associated Press February 24, 2020.
"3 Things To Watch In The Appalachian Trail Pipeline Fight" (EnergyWire)
"Supreme Court Pipeline Fight Could Disrupt How The Appalachian Trail Is Run" (NPR)