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WVU Moot Court Contest to Tackle Interstate Pipeline Case


Law students will tackle interstate pipeline issues at the sixth annual National Energy and Sustainability Moot Court Competition in Morgantown.

The three-day competition starts Thursday at West Virginia University’s Erickson Alumni Center. The competition is being hosted by the WVU College of Law.

Twenty-three teams from across the country are competing.

This year, students will sharpen their skills on legal problems faced by an environmental group’s appeal of a federally approved interstate natural gas pipeline. Allegations include violations of environmental and endangered species acts.

The case problem was written by Laura Griffin, a WVU energy and environmental law and policy fellow.