(RICHMOND, VA)—Today, the Supreme Court issued a decision in favor of the developers of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, in a dispute over the project's planned crossing beneath the Appalachian Trail.
Following the decision, Chesapeake Bay Foundation Virginia Executive Director Peggy Sanner issued this statement.
“The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) respectfully disagrees with the decision of the Supreme Court today. We have long been concerned about construction of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, not just for the potential damage to the Appalachian Trail, but across 600 miles in West Virginia, Virginia, and North Carolina. The pipeline is not necessary. It will destroy forests and damage other sensitive lands that will diminish the ability of these lands to filter water, clean the air, and provide other essential environmental services. CBF will continue to oppose the pipeline, as proposed, to protect water quality, our communities, and our valuable natural resources.”