Appalachian National Scenic Trail

A pipeline cutting through the iconic Appalachian Trail sparks a fight over natural gas expansion

A pipeline cutting through the iconic Appalachian Trail sparks a fight over natural gas expansion

A pipeline that would cut through the iconic Appalachian Trail sparks a fight over natural gas expansion

BY Evan Halper | Photography by Carolyn Cole

July 14, 2017 | Reporting from Roanoke, Va.

The view from the Appalachian Trail in Virginia's Mountain Lake Wilderness will be changed forever if the Mountain Valley pipeline project is approved.

The stretch of Appalachian Trail through the Blue Ridge Mountains here is prized by hikers from around the world for its open ridgelines,...

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