Lawsuits dismissed; Dominion allowed to survey for pipeline

Pipeline mapBy Lynn R. Mitchell

A federal judge has dismissed two lawsuits that aimed to block the Atlantic Coast Pipeline from surveying private property without the landowners’ permission.

In a pair of opinions issued late Wednesday, U.S. District Court Judge Elizabeth K. Dillon dismissed suits filed by landowners in Nelson and Augusta counties that challenged a 2004 state law giving natural gas companies the right to enter private property without landowner permission to survey proposed pipeline routes.

Read more in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.


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