A pipeline cutting through the iconic Appalachian Trail sparks a fight over...

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

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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, spectacular geologic formations and challenging slopes.

But one of the country’s most iconic viewsheds could soon be changed forever to make room for an energy project favored not just by fossil fuel industry boosters like President Trump, but also Virginia’s…



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