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Atlantic Coast Pipeline application to cross National Forest rejected

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VIRGINIA (WSLS 10) -  The Atlantic Coast Pipeline has hit a significant speed bump in trying to cross national forest land.

The Monongahela and George Washington National Forests both say the project would affect endangered species.

Forestry officials say they've rejected the project application, but the company could re-apply with a new route.

The Mountain Valley Pipeline is another project planning to cross the Jefferson National Forest.

The Forest confirmed today there are several endangered species there as well.