Federal Court Seriously Quotes Children’s Cartoon Movie In Pipeline Decision

I’ll admit, I’m not a big fan of this pipeline due to the area it travels through (though, really, lots and lots and lots of pipelines do the same and nothing bad happens), but the reason it was killed is absurd

Court tosses permit for pipeline to cross Appalachian Trail

A federal appeals court has invalidated a permit for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline to cross two national forests, including parts of the Appalachian Trail.

A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found Thursday that the U.S. Forest Service “abdicated its responsibility to preserve national forest resources” when it approved the pipeline crossing the George Washington and Monongahela National Forests, and a right of way across the Appalachian Trail.

The ruling quoted “The Lorax” by Dr. Seuss, saying the Forest Service is trusted to “speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues.”

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One Response to “Federal Court Seriously Quotes Children’s Cartoon Movie In Pipeline Decision”

  1. david7134 says:

    Sounds to me like the judge was not happy with his payment. Now, go to another judge and pay more.

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