Energy companies cancel construction of Atlantic Coast Pipeline

"(CNN)Dominion Energy and Duke Energy have canceled their Atlantic Coast Pipeline project, a natural gas pipeline that was to stretch hundreds of miles across West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina, citing "legal uncertainty."

Despite a recent win for the project in the US Supreme Court, ongoing delays, litigation and an expected increase in costs threatened the economic viability of the project, the companies said Sunday.

The pipeline, initially announced in 2014, had faced intense criticism and legal challenges from environmental and other groups."

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