Appalachian Mountain Advocates on June 22 requested the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to suspend and revoke the permit the agency issued for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline in February under the Nationwide Permit 12 program because of the inability of the applicant to comply with West Virginia requirements that limit stream crossings construction for a duration of 72 hours. The request was made on behalf of five ABRA members: the Sierra Club, West Virginia Rivers Coalition, West Virginia Highlands Conservancy, Appalachia Voices and the Chesapeake Climate Action Network. A copy of the Appalmad letter to the Army Corps is available here. (Note that the first six-pages of the 265-page document spell out the basic reasoning for the request.

The request to the Army Corps follows a decision yesterday by the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals to grant a stay of the same permit (under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act) for the Mountain Valley Pipeline for similar reasons. Information on the court decision is available here.

Army Corps Is Asked to Revoke Permit for the ACP