WV Attorney General Patrick Morrisey held a press conference Thursday to highlight the urgent need for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. The Attorney General and 17 other states submitted arguments in support of the ACP to the Supreme Court, which has scheduled oral arguments on the Appalachian Trial permitting issue for February 24.
“The appeals court decision put thousands of men and women out of work,” Attorney General Morrisey said. “Our broad coalition and state leaders are unified in hoping the Supreme Court will overturn that devastating decision. A sound court ruling will lead to a stronger economy, more residents gainfully employed and more tax revenue for our communities.”
State leaders, business operators and union laborers all rallied around Morrisey at the WV State Capitol building to show their support for the project, knowing it will bring good-paying jobs and boost the economy.
David Butterworth, the business agent for Pipeliners Local Union 798, agreed, saying “Now I don't have enough work for my people up here in this part of the world. I just want to say we need to get this thing going so our folks can go back to work.”
Watch the entire press conference here.