The Lorax Loses at the Supreme Court

Opponents of fossil fuels will go to great lengths to stop production, and on Monday they took a deserved drubbing at the Supreme Court. A 7-2 majority ruled that the Appalachian Trail, a 2,200-mile footpath from Maine to Georgia, is not an impassable barrier to natural-gas pipelines.

The planned Atlantic Coast Pipeline, meant to carry natural gas from West Virginia to North Carolina, would pass under the Appalachian Trail within the George Washington National Forest. It would be drilled hundreds of feet below the trail’s…

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