July 2020, Vol. 247, No. 7

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U.S. Supreme Court Turns Its Attention to Pipelines The front lines of a battle over two major pipelines made their way to the U.S. Supreme Court as government and industry squared off against activists seeking to block construction of the projects. Dominion Energy and President Donald Trump’s administration scored a victory over environmentalists in Round 1, as the Supreme Court ruled the federal government has the authority to allow the proposed $7.5 billion Atlantic Coast natural gas pipeline to cross under the Appalachian Trail in rural Virginia. The 7-2 decision overturned a lower court ruling that halted construction of the 600-mile (965-km) pipeline, which would run from West Virgi

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