DC Circ. Refuses To Block $2.65B Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline

Law360, New York (November 8, 2017, 8:14 PM EST) -- The D.C. Circuit on Wednesday denied a request by environmental groups to pause a Williams Partners unit from constructing the $2.65 billion Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline, which had been given the go-ahead by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, to transport natural gas from Pennsylvania to destinations further south.

The order dissolved an administrative stay issued Monday that gave the court more time to consider the request by the Allegheny Defense Project and others to halt the construction. The stay request said that the Williams Partners unit Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Co. LLC’s expansion project would cause harm to the groups’ members if...

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