A federal agency has stopped a major East Coast natural gas pipeline in its tracks—just a week after doing so to a similar project.
The timeline for the controversial Atlantic Coast Pipeline, a natural gas project that would run 600 miles from West Virginia to North Carolina, has been delayed by at least a few months because main developer Dominion Energy failed to cut down the trees along its planned route by a March deadline.
For the first time ever, a running pipeline approved by the Federal Regulatory Energy Commission (FERC) might get shut down.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved the Atlantic Coast pipeline on Friday. The natural gas project has largely flown under the radar, but it’s one hell of a pipeline: 600 miles long and set to run through three states. Activists have been busy on the ground challenging it since at least 2013—and not far…