Important update for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline
In a very positive step forward, last week the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear ACP’s appeal to restore the project’s permit to cross more than 600 feet underneath the Appalachian Trail. The Supreme Court’s decision to hear the case provides a clear path forward to resume construction and get this transformational project back on track.
The ACP’s Supreme Court appeal is backed by a broad coalition of stakeholders, including the U.S. Solicitor General, 16 state Attorneys General and more than a dozen industry and labor organizations. We believe the law and facts are on our side, as well as decades of precedent. More than 50 other pipelines already cross underneath the Appalachian Trail without disturbing its use, and the Atlantic Coast Pipeline will be no different.
A favorable ruling by the Supreme Court would allow the ACP to resume full construction by next summer. In the meantime, ACP continues to work with federal agencies to resolve the project’s other permitting issues in order to resume partial construction in a timely manner.
Read more about what this news means for the project here.