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Atlantic Coast Pipeline Public Comment Period Ends Friday


  Friday is the last day to comment on whether surveys for a proposed natural gas pipeline should be allowed in the Monongahela National Forest.

The proposed 550-mile Atlantic Coast Pipeline would run through West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina. Its path includes about 17 miles through the national forest in Pocahontas and Randolph counties in West Virginia.

The U.S. Forest Service says  the project’s developers are seeking a special use permit to conduct environmental surveys in the forest. The surveys would include wetlands, water, soil and habitat suitable for sensitive species.

The public comment runs through Friday, February 13.