Dominion Energy and Duke Energy canceled the proposed 600-mile Atlantic Coast Pipeline Sunday. The construction of the pipeline was once considered a near-certainty, but sustained resistance by climate, environmental justice, and property rights activists pushed the project three years behind schedule and nearly doubled its cost to $8 billion. Developers cited “an unacceptable layer of uncertainty and anticipated delays,” and the potential for future legal challenges. Critics of the ACP argued it would have been unnecessary, exacerbate climate change and also be “basically the poster child for environmental injustice. It disproportionately impacted Black, indigenous, and low-income communities.” Cassady Craighill of Clean Virginia told WVIR. “My reaction was ‘hallelujah,’ … I was so elated that I started praising God,” Ella Rose, 76, told NBC of the moment she learned the project was canceled. “I feel good — I can sleep better at night, and now I know I’ll be breathing clean air.” (WVIR, NBC, Washington Post $, New York Times $, Wall Street Journal $, HuffPost, The Roanoke Times, WSLS, AP, FT $, Politico Pro $, Axios, WSLS, DCist; Commentary: Virginia Mercury, Robert Zullo)