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Unless the Supreme Court overturns it, the 4th Circuit’s ruling holds important implications for both pipelines, because the rights of way to cross the trail on federal land also can’t be granted by the National Park Service alone.
Instead, the projects would have to look for a legislative fix from Congress.
Workers began laying portions of the Mountain Valley Pipeline in Roanoke County last year.
This view shows where it will cross under the Blue Ridge Parkway.
seeking to find out whether the “Columbia Gas of Virginia Peters Mountain Variation” is under consideration by MVP as an alternative to crossing the Appalachian Trail on national forest.
Anti-pipeline activists speculate that MVP could try to re-route around national forest property, which would involve another round of negotiation with land owners or eminent domain proceedings.
In the ACP ruling, the court held that the Forest Service could not legally grant the pipeline a right of way to cross the Appalachian Trail because the Mineral Leasing Act explicitly designates the trail as land in the National Park System.
That has sweeping ramifications for both pipelines.
Another protester who barricaded himself inside a length of pipeline earlier this month was charged with two felonies — threats of terrorist acts and property destruction.
In Elliston, Virginia, protesters have occupied tree stands since Sept.