Last week Judge Schmehl dismissed the Adorers' lawsuit against the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. They are not daunted; they've filed an appeal.
"The Adorers had brought the lawsuit against the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company in a last-ditch effort to stop the Atlantic Sunrise gas pipeline from running through farmland they own in West Hempfield Township.
They sued under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
The nuns maintained that their deeply held belief is that the Earth is God's creation and that land is a "gift of beauty and sustenance" that should not be used in an "excessive and harmful way."
'The development of largescale fracking operations and construction of new pipelines as proposed by Transco will only accelerate the damage to the Earth and cause great harm to all of God's creation,' the nuns said in a news release following the court ruling."