Duke, Dominion cancel contested Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Duke, Dominion cancel contested Atlantic Coast Pipeline
Photo of the 'March to the Mansion' of protesters against the Atlantic Coast Pipeline in 2016. (Source: Chesapeake Climate Action Network)

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The developers of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline have announced they are canceling the multi-state natural gas project due to delays and “increasing cost uncertainty.”

Despite a recent victory before the U.S. Supreme Court over a critical permit, Dominion Energy and Duke Energy said in a statement Sunday that “recent developments have created an unacceptable layer of uncertainty and anticipated delays” for the $8 billion project designed to cross West Virginia and Virginia into North Carolina.

The project has drawn fierce opposition from a coalition of landowners, activists and environmental advocates.

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